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(WBIR-Oak Ridge) Budget problem continue for Oak Ridge Schools.

The district now says it might have to temporarily shut down schools if city officials cannot provide $250-thousand dollars to fund the district's budget.

The state recently notified the system that it has a lower budget than in years' past. The state's "maintenance of effort" law states the budgets cannot decrease.

If the situation is not fixed, the state could pull nearly $2-million dollars in funding per month.

School officials say they could have to shut down schools starting on October 1st if they cannot find the money or reach a resolution.

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