In a rare showing of fiscal discipline, the Dare County Board of Commissioners told the School Board that they must find a way to do more with less when they approved a 2012 budget with no increase to local school funding. While the School Board can only offer a grim assessment of the future of our schools, I suggest that it’s time for the School Board to assess how they spend our money, not just put their hand in the public till for more.

If you read the local papers, you may already be in a state of high anxiety, anticipating that our local schools are on the brink of financial doom. Board of Education Vice-Chair Ben Sproul railed to the Commissioners that without an increase in local funding,

Our children will begin to pay the price

He gave the BOC what he called ‘the cold, hard truth’ saying, (more…)