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Bedford County schools budget could get a $2.5 million trim
The county board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal on April 8.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Bedford County schools will get about $2.5 million less from the county than the school board requested, according to a budget the board of supervisors proposed Thursday.
The county’s general fund budget of $89.1 million calls for no new taxes and would give the schools $38 million in operating funds and
$1 million in reserve to cover debt accrued from capital projects.
The school board requested $41.5 million from the county as part of its $106.1 million budget. That budget was $2.1 million more than schools Superintendent Doug Schuch had proposed.
Bedford County will receive about $6.1 million in additional state money for schools when Bedford reverts from a city to a town on July 1. The schools budget calls for 3 percent raises for employees.
Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the budget at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at the Bedford Science and Technology Center. The board plans to adopt its budget April 15.
The proposed budget calls for real estate taxes to remain at 50 cents per $100 of assessed value.
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