On Monday, a county commissioner work session on budget priorities featured Supt. Jim Merrill and Chief Business Officer David Neter, and school board chair Christine Kushner.
They shared information on priorities the school board and school system are considering for the upcoming budget season.
The meeting was described by Supt. Merrill as NOT a pre-budget meeting. School board chair Kushner acknowledged that it “was gratifying to have a conversation” about budget and school district needs and realities.
The word to note in Kushner’s comment is “conversation.” The current group of county commissioners has been verbally supportive of the school system and its fiscal needs.