After an almost five-hour budget hearing, Fluvanna County School Board members voted to keep the doors of the new high school closed this fall.
Board members held an extended closed-door session Wednesday at Fluvanna County Middle School.
The school system faces an unexpected $2.3 million shortfall after county supervisors did not raise property tax as much as they had first advertised.
Earlier this week, Board of supervisors Chair Shaun Kenny sat down with School Superintendent Gena Keller to try to work out a funding compromise. That compromise would still not pay for opening the county's new high school. It is completely built but it is estimated to cost $900,000 a year to operate - and that is money the system currently does not have.
Pre-kindergarten classes were saved as a result of Wednesday night's budget vote.
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