Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540/735-1975.
Supervisors vs. School Board. Tonight!
Just a quick heads up on a meeting taking place in conference room A/B/C of the Stafford County Administration Center. It is a joint budget work session between the Board of Supervisors and the School Board, and the first time supervisors will really see what the schools have in mind with their Fiscal Year 2011 budget. My initial impression is that despite a renewed attempt at cooperation between the boards (see: Joint Supervisors and School Board Committee), this meeting will likely come down to a familiar issue. Money (of course). It seems supervisors will probably ask the school board to make more spending cuts.
The upcoming fiscal year is not the only concern. Some supervisors would like to see more planning for future fiscal years, when the budget situation could be worse and stimulus funds may no longer exist.
One sidebar issue that could come up: whether supervisors will pay for schools to conduct their own financial audit.
See you there…