School districts around the state are contemplating Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal from last week and seeing how they can squeeze their budgets to fit within the cuts.
Although Beshear has committed to funding at the same level as 2011-12, that doesn't take into account growth across the commonwealth.
Per-pupil state funding is taking a hit, and in growth districts like Shelby County, that means stretching money over a bigger pool of students.
Even the positives from Beshear's plan could hurt.