HUNTSVILLE — Initially faced with a budget deficit of just over a quarter of a million dollars, the Scott County School System on Monday presented its board with a proposed budget that not only balances the budget but does so without cutting any current employees and includes a bonus for all personnel.
The budget is tight — so tight, in fact, that it relies on a $30,000 reduction in the system’s utilities budget that will rely largely on things like leaving classroom doors closed and turning off lights in rooms not in use — but does not include a request for additional tax revenue from Scott County.
Director of Schools Bill Hall presented the Board of Education, which was meeting in a special work session, two options to consider. One budget included a $300 across-the-board raise for all professional and paraprofessional personnel, while the other did not.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email email@example.com to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-569-6343.