Schools await decision on funds

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District could get $5M in stimulus funds - or not, if state doesn't take money

By Jesef Williams

Schools officials are hoping to hear word soon on whether it will get a share of the state’s disputed $700 million in federal stimulus money.

Tony Walker, finance director for the Lancaster County School District, told the school board Tuesday that the district would receive about $5 million of the $700 million in 2009-10.

Gov. Mark Sanford has said he will accept this money only if the state pays off debt equivalent to the $700 million in federal aid.

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