The deficit was eliminated after councillors backed additional funding for education, although schools incurred budget cuts. In the current financial year, education has benefited from a pound;3 million injection, over and above the extra for the post-McCrone pay deal.
Fife was facing similar "crisis" headlines this time last year following a pound;1.8 million overspend, most notably on school transport and special educational needs. Demand-led services forced the plunge into the red, officials said.
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