School officials in Wayne County are not giving up the fight as the battle for budget money continues. Eleven school districts are facing $5.4 million in cuts in next year's budget. School officials are calling the potential loss very scary. For decades, the county has shared sales tax revenue with school districts, but that could change.
School officials are calling the potential cuts frustrating, especially because before Wednesday, they had no idea why the supervisors wanted to cut the money and where it was going to. On Wednesday, they got some answers, but before they did, they had some tough words for the board.
Laurie Verbridge, Wayne County Educational Coalition, said, “I know that many of you are sitting here with a tough job, but don't take it from here, especially not all at one, but don't do it. I do intend to make it a mission. I will not sit back and watch this happen.”