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School Board to Vote on Local Funding

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Cumberland County school board may be looking for a lot more helpnext school year from local taxpayers.

A proposed budget, to be voted on tonight, calls for an extra six and ahalf million dollars in local funding. That's an 18-percent increase.

Administrators say they need the money for 80 new teaching positions andsalary increases. After tonight's vote, the budget goes before the countycommissioners.

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