HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The cheerleaders wanted to make signs to support the football team but didn’t even have marking pens in the budget.
One team had to forfeit a game because it couldn’t pay the transportation bill to travel to the other school. Another can’t even afford sports drinks for its team on game night. That’s the harsh reality for some Huntsville schools in this era of budget cuts and a sour economy
that limits parental and booster financial involvement. (more…)