NHC school budget the topic at a work session Thursday night
budget300.jpg
The New Hanover County School Board has a tough task ahead of it. A work session starts at 5:30 p.m., to discuss the school district's budget. The finance committee will give its recommendations for next year's budget. Board members will be able to ask questions and make their own recommendations. One proposal generating a lot of discussion is changing around the bus system, to save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but it would also make the high school start time earlier at 7:00 a.m. "I don't want to see high school students going to school that early and I don't want to see elementary school students going to school that early,” said Elizabeth Redenbaugh of the NHC School Board. “That means they would have to get to the bus stop, the earliest projected time is 6:00 a.m., but that's ridiculous." Redenbaugh said one option she wants to explore, would include cutting some staff, and salaries, from the athletics department.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

How about cutting out "training" trips out in California
It was said by a board member that if high school starts a 7:00 then we would have more kids dropping out because of their attendence. It is the kids responsibility to go to school, say if we were late to work a lot then we would get fired! What is the difference? High school kids are old enough to get to school on time, quit babing the kids, let them be responsible!