Special session set on schools budget

Friday, August 8, 2008

Marshall County's School Board wants to spend more money than what has been proposed by the County Commission's Budget Committee, leaving the largest chunk of the county budget unresolved. A special session of the commission is set for Monday.

"We want our budget to be considered by the full commission," School Board Budget Committee Chairwoman Kristen Gold said Monday night after the board met at the Central Office for more than 2 1/2 hours on the budget and with its attorney, who recommends funding teacher pay raises.

In conjunction with a resolution to dedicate part of property tax revenue for schools, the commissioners are to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Courthouse Annex "to discuss and vote on the school budget only," according to an announcement from County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett and Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill.

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