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Proposed budget to provide school renovations without tax increase

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

After a recent period of uncertainty regarding the state budget, the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has decided to move forward with a draft of the proposed budget for 2014-2015.

According to Massie District Supervisor Andy McCready, part of the budget will provide a level of capital maintenance funding to Pulaski County Public Schools. Renovations for certain buildings have been a hot topic over the past year, and the looming possibility of an increased tax rate to cover those expenses has kept Pulaski County residents on their toes.

McCready said the school funding for the upcoming budget will be accomplished without a tax increase. In the proposed budget, the Board of Supervisors has increased the operation funding for schools next year by $269,000, which will cover insurance costs over the coming year.

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2 Responses to Proposed budget to provide school renovations without tax increase

  1. Whole E. Cow

    May 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    269K so we the tax payers can by Obama care for school board members. now that is really Affordable Health Care for them. But not for the tax payers. Anyone else notice this? Just when do the tax payers stand up and say NO. I thank all the teachers for doing a job that I would never do, but can’t they pitch in on there on health care. I dare say that most people in this county pay for some or all of there health insurance. Why are school board members catered to like kings and queens? Maybe it has come a time for them to step up to the pump and pay for there health care like us non government employees do. Do not tell me they don’t make enough money, there are thousands of people in this county that make less than they do and they pay through the nose for health care insurance. So come on folks step up, just like us.

  2. concerned

    May 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Maybe you should do a little fact checking before you make these comments. Our teachers actually pay a substantial amount towards their health insurance and many of them have had to find cheaper plans than the one the school system is a apart of.

    The only reason they are considered government employees is b/c the funds that pay them are from the government. If they were true government employees then they would be under another health care system such as the ones our representatives are a part of. Try researching the truth of your gripes before posting uninformed and incorrect information on here.

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