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Madison public schools ask public to help fill budget shortfall

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison's Metropolitan School District is facing a more than $8 (M) million hole in next year's budget, and they're asking tax payers for more money to fill it.

In a packed room at Warner Park's Community Center on Madison's Northside,

school officials presented the public with two options to close the $8.2 (M) million gap.

One is asking tax payers for more money through a referendum.

The other is making efficiencies and cuts to programs and services.

Concerned parents at tonight's meeting say they'll pay the extra money.

"I'm sure they can find extra efficiencies but that would come at the expense of our children's education," says parent Adam Chern.

"I believe education should be strong and really effective and if i have to pay more money to do that I'm totally willing to do that," says Sarah Coyle.

Madison public school officials will hold another meeting on Thursday at Memorial High School.

That's from 6pm-8pm.

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