February 19, 2017
By Mickey Powell
MARTINSVILLE – City public schools officials have decided to postpone their presentation of a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year by a week out of convenience for school board members.
The Martinsville School Board had slated a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday during which a spending plan for fiscal 2018, which will start July 1, was to have been presented and discussed. A public hearing also was to have been held, followed by a second public hearing at the same time on Feb. 27.
On Friday, the Martinsville City Public Schools sent a notification that Monday night’s meeting has been canceled. According to Superintendent Zeb Talley, several board members indicated they would not be able to attend the meeting.
The budget proposal now will be presented and discussed during the special meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the schools’ administrative offices in the former Druid Hills School on Indian Trail. The first public hearing will be held immediately after the presentation and discussion.
A second public hearing will be held during the next regular school board meeting at 6 p.m. March 13 in the city council chambers at the municipal building on West Church Street uptown. A final budget likely will be approved during that session.
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