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Updated: 10/27/2013 3:54 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- In Lawrence County, a renovation project at Moulton Elementary School is likely dead after the county's largest employer announced it was closing.
Superintendent Heath Grimes says he had planned to pay for the renovations with a bond that would have been repaid with revenue from local property and sales taxes. Instead, Grimes now expects his school system will lose up to $600,000 a year.
The Decatur Daily reports the Lawrence County project highlights the challenges of Alabama's school-funding system, which relies heavily on local revenues. The newspaper says rural districts that don't have a broad tax base can be vulnerable. 
In Alabama, school systems must put up matching funding before receiving their state-allocated dollars. Lawmakers would have to approve any changes to the funding formula.
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