Public forums on school district budget

Public forums on 2017-18 district budget
Posted on 04/25/2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017


Board of Education schedules public forums

for community on plans for 2017-18 budget


BEAUFORT – Two public forums are scheduled next week for community members to learn more about the school district budget being developed by the Beaufort County Board of Education for the 2017-18 school year.


The first forum will be in Bluffton High School’s media center from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.  The second will be in Battery Creek High School’s media center from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.


Participants at each forum will receive a presentation on the budget and will also have a chance to make comments to Board members and ask questions.


“Developing the school district’s annual budget is a key responsibility for the Board, and the process of developing that budget needs to be as open and transparent as possible,” said Board Chair Patricia Felton-Montgomery.  “We hope parents and community members will learn more about the budget and share their thoughts with us.”


The Board hopes to officially certify the district’s 2017-18 budget at its May 16 meeting.  Beaufort County Council’s current timeline calls for a third and final reading of the district’s budget on June 12.