That's indicative of the kind of changes we are trying to make.

I feel we can justify every dollar of this. I think our job now is to convince the county commissioners, and enlist the support of the public in convincing the county commissioners, how important it is we get this budget approved.

This is a lot of money, but over $7 million of that is continuing funding just to keep the doors open with new students that we're expecting.

We would essentially be cutting our budget for them. There's not a thing on here that seems like an ounce of fat. ... Our job is to go out and fight for this tooth and nail.