Bedford County escaped the worst of budget cuts for the school system when the General Assembly restored millions of dollars that were proposed to be eliminated from the state funding for the 2010-2011 school year.
That meant fewer jobs had to be eliminated and no schools had to be closed. That certainly helped ease the pain that could have been felt next year. Instead of losing 124 jobs, the school system will only eliminate half of those. Most of those spots will be handled through attrition and through a retirement incentive, but not all of them.