SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Public Schools' budget shortfall for next year might not be as bad as it once appeared.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2pmfIuu ) Thursday that the district thought its shortfall would be between $4 million and $9 million, but now realizes it will be closer to $1.7 million.
District officials, however, say their worst case scenarios are still possible since state legislators and Gov. Susana Martinez have not reached a deal on a state budget.
Officials have been talking about possibly closing two district elementary schools if need be.
The district spokesman says the update is a better outlook, but not a good outlook.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com
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