OPPOSING VIEWS ON SCHOOLS
BUT SUPT. SAYS ‘NOT A COMPETITION’
The Board of Supervisors heard two very different opinions from speakers Thursday night on proposed funding for Nottoway County Public Schools.
The School Board is asking for a record $6,209,828 in local money, which is 29% over the current local total of $4.8 million.
Supervisors are proposing flat funding for the division, but Sonny Abbott says even that’s too much. He proposed that the County only meet the state’s required local match of $4.6 million, or $212,000 less than what Supervisor are proposing.
“A consistent surplus in the millions,” Abbott declared, “doesn’t imply a true need and, with the estimated excess, they will be able to cover any reduction in local funding.”
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