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School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending


Last updated 6/20/2018 at 8:48am

In her recommended budget for the 2019 fiscal year, County Manager Jaime Laughter said all future school system capital projects at $50,000 or more will require school officials to submit draft contracts or purchase orders and then the county would issue a check.

This change in the funding process for certain school capital projects has upset school board members, saying it undercuts their authority, while county officials deny this, saying it just provides a “paper trail” and more “transparency.”

In the public hearing during the Board of Commissioners’ June 12 meeting on the pr...

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