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Public delivers input on next budget
Students, parents and staff went before the Spotsylvania County School Board tonight to offer their comments on the next school year’s budget. The hot topic tonight was school sports.
Students and parents begged the board not to follow Superintendent Jerry Hill’s suggestion to eliminate middle school sports. Hill also is suggesting that freshman sports be eliminated.
Parents directed pointed remarks at Hill and top administrators tonight, saying pay cuts should start "at the top."
Parent Amy Bellison-Clayman stood feet from Hill when she questioned his earnings.
“I really want to know how Dr. Hill looks at himself in the mirror, taking money from the children,” she said. “You’re living pretty well there.”
Board member Ray Lora put his word on the line tonight, declaring, "I will not support a budget that cuts middle school [sports]."
For more details about tonight’s public hearing, see tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star.