JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- The Duval County School Board is tackling another round of budget cuts on Friday trying to find at least $14 million more in savings.
The district is facing a projected $91 million shortfall as funding from the state has been cut.
On the eve of the school board workshop, runners took to the streets of downtown Jacksonville to draw attention to the board's decision to axe 10 varsity sports programs to save money.
Doug Alred of 1st Place Sports has been in the running business since 1978 and is now spearheading an effort to raise $70,000 to keep running in Duval high schools.
Cross country is on the chopping block in the Duval County Public Schools system as it cuts sports to close the budget deficit, but Alred said it needs to stay.