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Halifax County Trustees take up budget, hoping to have state numbers in hand
SoVaNow.com / February 25, 2013The Halifax County School Board will meet Thursday, at 6 p.m. in a specially called session to continue work on the budget for the upcoming 2013-14 fiscal year.
During a prior work session in, trustees revealed a $3 million gap between the funding that county supervisors provided for local education last year and the expected needs of the school division in the coming year.
The $3 million request includes a proposed two percent pay raise for school personnel and money for new bus purchases.
School Finance Director Jay Camp told school trustees at the February meeting that he could not make a recommendation on the final budget before finding out how much state funding the local system will receive. With the legislature completing its work this week, the state contribution to the local division should be known by the Thursday session.
Trustees expect to finalize their budget on March 25 in order to present it to Halifax County Supervisors by April 1. The new fiscal year begins July 1, and extends through June 30, 2014.
Before convening in open session to discuss the budget, school trustees will tackle personnel matters in closed session to start out the meeting.
CommentsHey teachers, think about this, if the BOS raises your taxes to give you a 2% raise, will you be making more money or less? Supposedly smart people don't think about things like this. I say, make the school system work with in its current funding level. (I have kid in school) Who else gets paid for a full year of work an only works 200 days a year and gets two weeks for christmas, spring break etc. Also take back that bonus that was given to new supt. what ever the heck that was for anyway.
- By allpolitical2 on 02 / 25 / 13
Commentsallpolitical2, you need to go back to school yourself. Check your grammar before you post, please. And, you might want to check your facts. Children don't get 2 weeks off anymore and teachers less than the kids.
- By Lady Penelope on 02 / 25 / 13
CommentsLady Penelope, some folks do not want to be confused by facts and truth!!!!!!
- By Joe Blow on 02 / 25 / 13
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