A meeting for Savannah-Chatham Public School officials and parents was held Monday night.
It's one of four open meetings to discuss the fiscal year 2017 budget. Now, that budget is in its early development phase.
These meetings will give attendees the opportunity to express their thoughts about the budget, while letting district officials share details and the latest developments.
One issue officials are facing is low turnout. SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy says previous meetings only involved about 15 parents, and Monday there was less than 10. That's something he says is a major problem.
“When you have low turnout, either the people are very happy with what we're doing or they're not concerned about the budget, so they think we're using it and spending it wisely. That's one way to think about it. Otherwise, they're not that informed and they're not that comfortable talking about the budget,” said Dr. Lockamy.
The last public meeting concerning the budget is on Wednesday night. It's at 6 p.m. at Johnson High School in Savannah.
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