Augusta County Board of Supervisors to Meet with School Leaders on Wednesday

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY-- On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors will meet with school leaders to try and develop a budget for the county, and school system.

The school system is facing a $2 million deficit. The Supervisors will have the final say in the budget. With such a large deficit, some see a tax increase as a potential solution to the issue. Others believe a solution could be found by rearranging funds already in place.

"I don't want to raise taxes on our folks. It's a bad time still. Let's work together. There are some cuts that could be made in the school budget. I think where they're over spending, so let's use their reserves, let's use some of our reserves, and let's work for everybody, not just one group," said Supervisor Tracy Pyles.

The supervisors voted to raise taxes last year to help the School Board. If they do it again, the public will be allowed to comment in a public hearing in April before it is officially adopted.

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