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Hamilton might close 3 schools to balance budget

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Kelli Gauthier
Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA (TIMES FREE PRESS) - Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales said today the district may have to close three schools to balance next year's budget.

The move would be in response to the Hamilton County Commission's decision to hold in escrow about $6 million in payment-in-lieu-of-taxes money the school system had planned to use for its operating budget.

Scales refused to name the schools.

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