The Transylvania Times -

It's A Delicate Dance Between School Board, Commission


November 10, 2016

North Carolina's unique, some might say convoluted, system for managing and supporting public school systems forces Boards of Education and Boards of Commissioners into a difficult relationship at budget time. One commissioner, in a presentation to a leadership workshop for high school students, likened the relationship to that of a parent (commissioners) informing his/her daughter (school board) that the prom dress (school board's budget request) she wanted is too expensive.

As a school board member, I find that analogy troubling since it seems to assume that the school system is just an...

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