SOUTH BEND — South Bend Community School Corp. faces a $10 million struggle as it moves forward with its 2012-2013 budgets.
Some say, blame the state for reducing funding to schools across Indiana last year.
Others say enrollment keeps going down, that means less state funding per student.
To balance the budget, cuts will be made somewhere within the district ... but where?
"I don't think at this point in time, it's time to put out the panic button," said Carole Schmidt, interim superintendent. Still, decisions have to be made on how to make up for the $10 million shortfall.
"This is all a result of state action, nothing the school corporation did and it's come on us quickly," said Roger Parent, school board president.
Just last year the state reduced the amount of money available to each school district in Indiana.
Add in the loss of students to the new voucher program, a steady decrease in enrollment and a new state funding formula to schools, the district has its challenges.