Obamacare: The ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for struggling Tennessee school district closing its doors
County administrators in a Tennessee school district have been struggling to balance the books for years in the wake of the Obamacare insurance mandate – a mandate that has finally forced them to shutter their classrooms.
The Washington Examiner has the details:
In an AP report, Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made its decision to cancel classes because of budget issues that are related to government mandates that the district can’t afford. He said the Affordable Care Act was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” and that “it has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet the mandates of the law.”
County Commissioner Parrish Wright said the county does have enough money to operate classes in the county’s three schools until the end of the year, but not far into the next, so the board chose to deal with the issue sooner than later.
The district is seeking out other ways of raising revenue, including a tax increase. But Strong said a tax hike seems to be out of the question.
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