OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Oak Ridge school board chairman says the district may close schools next month if the city doesn't come up with $250,000.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Keys Fillauer said action would be taken on Oct. 1 unless city officials agree to make the money available for state-mandated maintenance of effort funding levels.
State officials have notified the district that it will withhold $1.87 million a month from Oak Ridge Schools beginning Oct. 1 unless the district meets the requirements.
City Manager Mark Watson says officials are exploring options, but noted that a decision to fund the schools would impact other services.
The disagreement is the latest between the entities over funding issues.
Both the city and the school board would have to approve any resolutions on funding.
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