Districts say they're cautiously optimistic.
“That is good news to hear, but we also know that the economy is not quite stable yet” says Fort Wayne Community Schools Spokesperson Krista Stockman.
Today, Governor Daniels told school districts don't expect more cuts to come your way. But after last year's budget crisis, officials say it's hard not to remain vigilant.
"It's good to hear that the governor does not anticipate any additional cuts,
But it doesn't at this point really change anything that we're doing” says Stockman.
This year Daniels cut $300-million from K-12 education. It sent shockwaves across Indiana districts. Fort Wayne Community was left with a $15-million-shortfall.
Two schools were closed and teacher jobs were cut as a result.
"We plan for the worst and we hope for the best” Northwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Chris Himsel told FOX Fort Wayne back in September.
NACS officials just passed their 2011 budget. They hope more cuts won't come, but are planning on them, just in case.
"Given the fact that we've been monitoring the state revenue situation,
It is prudent of us to be planning on that as a potential cut” said Himsel.
FWCS is doing the same.
"We do still anticipate that there will be cuts next year” says Stockman.
But, perhaps now, the hit won't be as hard.