State schools superintendent in favor of stimulus package

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- State Superintendent of Schools Joe Morton tells WSFA 12 News without federal money, the state has no choice but to make cuts.

"Even with the federal money, we may have to make some cuts in selective areas but we can keep the momentum of our successful programs going and we can keep most of our teachers employed," said Dr. Morton.

Dr. Morton  also said if the President's stimulus package is passed, it could prevent any teacher layoffs at the end of the year.