Fluvanna County parents, teachers, and students are not giving up their fight to restore full school funding.
Wednesday afternoon they crowded in to a Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors meeting. School supporters scolded the board for an hour and a half. The rally looked and sounded a lot like three weeks ago when this budget battle began.
It was standing room only at the board of supervisors meeting. Fluvanna County parents, some with students in tow, stepped up to the podium to demand supervisors restore all $1.5 million cut in a surprise move last month.
The board eventually folded to pressure and gave back $650,000 to open the new high school. Wednesday school supporters say that is not enough and even attacked the supervisor who instigated the cuts.
A few people spoke up in support of the board's cuts and decision not to raise the tax rate. The school supporters are calling themselves Focus on Fluvanna's Future.
School supporter Susan Seehaver said, "you have used social media to call those who disagree with you hateful small minded socialists. We are none of those things."
Parent Leslie Truex said, "I feel like you've given up. You said look there's nothing we can do and that's unacceptable to me."
Parent Gina Proulx stated, "He's six. He's going into first grade. Before we get this all figured out he's going to go through several years of a fatigued school system"
School supporters vowed to come to every supervisors meeting until funding is fully restored.
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