Decision In Beaufort County School Funding Dispute

The N.C. Supreme Court has made a decision in the funding dispute between the Beaufort County School Board and the board of commissioners.

A jury had previously awarded the school board just over $765,000 in funding the school board claimed the commissioners owed for the 2006-2007 school year.

The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed that decision.

The lawsuit from the school board came after the commissioners provided less money than they requested during the years in question.

Some of that $765,000 has already been paid by the county.

To read the N.C. Supreme Court's decision just click on the link below.


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  • by bmj Location: washington on Aug 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM
    The school budgets are being cut again and some programs are not being funded, why is no one asking where the LOTTERY MONEY is now. I can't beleive it is not at least brought up in the news.
  • by Mr. Rite Location: Choco on Aug 29, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    The Beaufort Co. school board started this fiasco and I am glad the NC Supreme Court had the common sense to end it the way they did. I feel that the school board members should personally be held responsible for our tax money that was wasted on this matter. The school board was more than happy to sue the county commissioners on this frivolous matter while using county tax money, but I bet they would have thought about it long and hard before they spent their money.
  • by angry citizen Location: beaufort county on Aug 28, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    Ok people, who made out like champs here? Can we say the LAWYERS!!!! I find it interesting that the state supreme court has had this case since last year, yet, chooses to wait until AFTER the state budget was passed. TYPICAL politics!
  • by Joel Raupe Location: Belhaven on Aug 28, 2009 at 04:51 PM
    Well, what do you know? The state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state Constitution. Will wonders ever cease?
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