Isle of Wight County school officials nearly rekindled last year’s county-versus-school board battle over carryover funds.
At the time, the dispute, along with some other budget problems, grew so heated that school officials threatened to close school early and furlough teachers.
But what looked like round two soon turned into a discussion of how to communicate rather than legislate.
At a meeting with Del. Rick Morris, (R-64th), school officials attempted to reintroduce a state-wide bill amendment that would allow localities to keep encumbered funds from one fiscal year to the next.
Morris said he understood both sides of the argument, but said the law, as it stands, stops schools boards from irresponsible spending. ...(Subscribe!)