Also from the WMPM web site:
School Board To Discuss Budget Shortfall, Possible Legal Action - The Johnston County School Board will discuss their budget next week. On Monday, county commissioners voted to give the school system $45.5 million to operate on during the next fiscal year. That was $300,000 more than what initially had been proposed by the county manager. School funding will account for nearly one-third of the entire county budget this year. However, some school leaders say that isn’t enough. Leaders say they need at least $1 million more to operate. When the school board meets next week they are expected to discuss their options, including seeking arbitration or taking the county to court. School Board Chairman Fred Bartholomew has asked the superintendent to look at budget items that could be reduced before deciding on any legal action.
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