Columbia County BOE steps in to save Spanish program

June 12, 2007

EVANS, Ga.---The Columbia County Board of Education approved a $166 million budget tonight that includes $154,000 to pay for the foreign language program at Stevens Creek Elementary.

Previously the school received $120,000 from the state to fund the program. Gov. Sonny Perdue recently cut funding for it and 29 other school programs across the state. Earlier today, about a hundred parents and students protested the cuts when Gov. Perdue visited Augusta on other business.

About 900 local children take foreign language at Stevens Creek.

Disclosure: News 12's Laurie Ott was an organizer of today's protest, but she had no part in the preparation of this story.


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