August 28, 2008
Budget Tops School Board Agenda
By Jennifer Fernandez
What: Guilford County Board of Education meetingWhen: 6 p.m. today
Where: 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro
On TV: Cable Channel 2 airs the meeting live with replays at 1 and 7 p.m. the next day and at 1 p.m. the Saturday after the meeting.
What's going on? Passing the budget tops the agenda. The board is trying to finalize an estimated $644 million budget to run the district for the 2008-09 school year, which began Tuesday. Officials have been looking at how to cover a $2.4 million shortfall in state and county funding while still phasing in raises for classified employees.
The board also will receive updates on the first day of school and construction projects, and hear a report on the district's prekindergarten program.
Want to be heard? Speakers can address the boardat the start of the meeting.
Full agenda: www.gcsnc.com
More online: Read more about education at The Chalkboard: blog.news-record.com/chalkboard
-- Staff writer Jennifer Fernandez
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