The money comes just a few weeks after Gov. Mitch Daniels announced a budget shortfall for the state and that the K-12 school budget would be cut by $300 million.
“It says 3 percent, but for us it’s 4.56, so it’s a little worse,” Leathers said. “It’s up to us to get a plan together. I’m working closely with the superintendent and the board. It’s not going to be a pleasant experience, we don’t have a lot of fat in the budget already.”