JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott will likely mean the end of sports of any kind in Duval County Schools, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board.
First Coast News reported two weeks ago that athletic programs were on the table for possible budget cuts as a result of pending legislation.
W.C. Gentry told First Coast News if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.
"We cannot right now, looking at the budget, we cannot get there and keep our education system intact without virtually eliminating all extracurricular activities" said Gentry. "There is no money to do anything other than what the state mandates and what we have to do to maintain accreditation, so that is where we stand."