Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012 Hamblen County Commission Approves Revised School Budget, All County Budgets, Tax Rate, and Non-Profit Funding

After extended back-and-forth between the Hamblen County Commission and the Hamblen County School System, the School Board went back to the drawing board, revised its budget, and presented a new budget document to the Hamblen County Budget Committee at 4:30 on June 21, 2012.  [See video below]

A few commissioners still had questions about the estimates, costs, and square footage of the next West High building program. In addition, several commissioners have expressed concern in earlier meetings about the school system taking "leftover" money from construction projects and then spending that money on other projects as it wishes. It appears likely that the school board's handling of yet another school construction project will come under close scrutiny as bids are taken for new West High projects and work begins.

The Hamblen County Commission then met in regular session at 5:00 PM (video below) and approved the school budget, the county budget, the county tax rate, and funding for numerous non-profits.

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