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Northumberland boards continue to hammer away at school finance

Jackie Nunnery

HEATHSVILLE—Northumberland supervisors and school board members held their quarterly joint meeting on Wednesday, April 10, in an effort to clear up concerns regarding the finances of the school district.

The board approved a special appropriation of $2,513, which was a grant for vision screenings and a category transfer of $314.37 to cover an increase in cost from the Northern Neck Technical Center.

However, a request to carryover $487,585.39 in school nutrition funds from fiscal year 2023 to the current fiscal year 2024 was not approved. Of those funds, $158,000 was intended to be spent on capital improvements to the kitchen; $54,585.39 towards non-food supplies; and $275,000 in food.

Director of finance Tara Booth said “all these funds have already been received by the county, they cannot be used for anything other than school nutrition and none of them have any local taxpayer dollars.”

Supervisor Richard Haynie wanted more information. “I’m trying to find out why you need additional funding for food when the money has already been appropriated and there’s money still there.” Booth said she would get more information….

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