Tuesday night, you can sound off on how Greene County supervisors will spend $53.8 million. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget which does provide money to help the school division cover a major gap in funding.
As the budget stands right now, supervisors are giving an extra $2.3 million to the school division to cover a gap.
The details have been hashed out following a budget work session last month. The real estate tax rate remains the same at 69 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The school board budget stands at $32.8 million. The extra school money will come from a reserve fund to offset salary increases directly related to the state retirement system.
Greene County Administrator Barry Clark said, "What they'll wrestle with is how much do they fund additional to the schools in addition to that $500,000 - if any or all comes from the reserve fund."
The public hearing on the budget and tax levy is at the William Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. Things start at 7:30 Tuesday night.
Since the numbers aren't finalized yet, the board will not vote on the budget. Clark says that should happen on May 8.
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