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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools might have to turn over anywhere from $150,000 to more than $2 million to local charter schools if two bills working through the legislature become law, according to school officials.

The money, in what’s known as Fund 8, could include some grants or private donations. It’s money that was specifically sought for the school system, Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green said.

Whether it loses that money or not, the school system still must come up with almost $800,000 for additional high school American history teachers needed to comply with a state-mandated graduation requirement.

Those are just two examples of myriad issues factoring in the school system’s $693 million fiscal year 2016 budget request, a proposed $26 million increase from last year.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record