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New budget leaves Marfa ISD with $30,000 deficit

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MARFA, TX (KWES) -

A new budget is leaving Marfa I.S.D. with a deficit totaling over $30,000.

During Monday night's meeting, Superintendent Andrew Peters said it comes from the current tax values, plus less money from the state.

However, he said the district is still in pretty good shape.

Several cuts were made just to get it down to this number including the band program and administrators taking pay cuts.

"We mentioned band, band is a big thing. We're one of the last six man schools to give up band. This will be our first year in maybe forever we haven't had a band, at least in most people's lifetimes," said Peters.

The superintendent says he expects to make up for the deficit in next year's budget.

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