Charlottesville School Board Toss Out 2006-2007 Budget Ideas

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

February 13, 2006

Members of the Charlottesville City School Board were working hard on its Monday afternoon to keep its schools in the black.

The budget is scattered about right now as school board members try to figure out what's worth paying for, and what is not.

School board-members were inside City Hall conducting a budget work session for the 2006-2007 school year.

Basically, members of the school board were in a study hall type environment talking about fiscal concerns.

"We'll look at the unfunded priorities, there are three to four, that the board will have...If they are interested in including them in the budget-- now is the time to tell us," said Robert Thompson, the Interim-Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools.

It is not likely those concerns will be resolved at the conclusion of Monday's work session, so school officials expect to have more of these meetings to come before they present the budget to the superintendent of city schools.

The school board hopes to present their final budget suggestion to the superintendent on March 2, 2006.


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