The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Money Dominates School Board Discussions - Brevard NC


Budget items ranging from the new sales tax to federal lunch program reimbursements dominated discussions at the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Norris Barger, director of Business Services for the school system, reported that the projected increase for local funding for 2016-17 should be approximately $351,000.

Board member Betty Scruggs asked Barger to explain an increase of $17,500 for “additional sales tax paid on service contracts” that is included in the projections.

Barger said those fees are the result of the North Carolina General Assembly adding...

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