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Community service leaders lobby against proposed budget cuts


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Thomason speaks in support of the school district. PSD principals and other district staff attended the budget session.

With some assembly members proposing cuts to school and mental health services funding, Petersburg School District (PSD) Superintendent Dr. Rob Thomason and Petersburg Mental Health Services (PMHS) Director Susan Ohmer each rallied against the potential cuts.

Thomason explained that State and local funding has remained flat for the last four years.

The State funds public school districts on a per pupil basis-an amount of $5,680 per child. Declining enrollment and increased operations and personnel costs have further complicated PSD funding, Thomason said.

"The district has managed to live...

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