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Resident points out potential waste in state education expenditures

By Staff
Editor's Note:
Due to copyright laws, The Advance is not able to print the graphic from The Mobile Register that Chris Terry wanted published with his guest column. Scores for all of the Atmore area schools were reported in a story that ran on March 2 in the Advance. Scores from the Brewton City School System were not reported because no Atmore children attend those schools.
Below is a partial listing of the State of Alabama Education Trust Fund Budget. The listing could not be run in its entirety, but some of the expenditures Terry alludes to in his guest column are included here.
Archives and History, $504,930
Arts Council, $4,009,935
Family Practice Rural Health Building, $1,010,249
Fire College, Shelton State Community College, $3,976,538
Industrial Development Training, $7,148,494
Alabama Law Institute, $53,156
Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $18,946,750
Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency, $198,387
Music Hall of Fame, $86,382
Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, $858,141
American Legion Scholarships, $105,525
Dental Scholarships, $182,864
Medical Scholarships, $395,694
Optometric Scholarships, $87,088
Sickle Cell Oversight and Regulatory Commission, $1,573,782
Soil and Water Conservation, $13,289
Sports Hall of Fame, $125,073
Supercomputer Authority, $2,567,272
Department of Veterans' Affairs, $9,148,303
Questions about any agency or appropriation should be addressed to Angie McRay at amcray@budget.state.al.us or (334) 242-7243.