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BLAND COUNTY (WVVA)- Leaders on the Bland County Board of Education and Board of Supervisors are working to address a shortfall in the education budget.

Superintendent, Dr. Chris Stacy says consolidation, reconfiguration and budget issues have been the problems in the past. He's only been the superintendent for 14 days now, but he is positive that he and the board will make the right decision when it comes to the budget.

He says, "I'm going to do what's best for bland county schools, I think the school board is going to work to do what's best for bland county schools. I think the supervisors are going to do what's best for bland county schools."

In the past, the school board has used federal stimulus money and pulled from a construction fund to aid the budget. According to County Administrator, Eric Workman, that is no longer an option.

The school system isn't receiving stimulus money for the upcoming school year and the construction fund is drastically dwindling.

Not all school board members were able to attend the meeting Thursday night, therefore a final decision on the budget was not made. The deadline is July 1, 2014.



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