The Clarke County Board of Education moved ahead on a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The board approved the $171 million dollar budget, which means that the next step is a public comment period, which is expected to include two public input meetings. After that window is closed and any changes are made, Board members will vote again in June.
The tentative budget doesn’t raise the millage rate, but district officials are banking on 7.6 percent growth in property values to keep the budget balanced.
Also last night, Board members voted to take another look at a policy change which would have limited the total time in a Board meeting for public comment to 45 minutes. Board members will take up the issue again at a future work session.