The Transylvania Times -

School Board, County Spar Over Capital Spending

 

June 18, 2018



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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