Budget Meeting Leaves Board Members Guessing

Members of the Savannah-Chatham Board of Education met and tried to discuss the budget. Their only problem: they don't exactly know what their figures will be to make any projections on the upcoming school year. Right now they're not only waiting on the governor's office, but the state and the legislators, to finalize the budget.

However, even without the figures they need, board members say their budget is looking better than last year. "It's looking better, it's not as large but again we're guessing," said assistant superintendent Sam Light. "It could be a $8 million deficit or it could be zero. It just depends on the governor and legislators deciding this is what we're going to share with the school system."

The board will meet again April 7.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com