Beaufort Co. School District holds budget forum

Beaufort Co. School District holds budget forum

BEAUFORT CO, GA (WTOC) -The second of two public forums discussing the Beaufort county school budget was held on Tuesday night.

A big crowd poured into Bluffton High School with residents looking for a chance to learn more about the school districts 2019-2020 budget.

A lot of school nurses spoke out against how their position is a part of the classified pay scale.

Nurses are considered “classified staff” and don’t receive the same amount of pay someone with a college degree would get, even though the position requires one.

“It was mentioned last week and again tonight that many areas are asking for resources and we understand that and that the critical areas have to be considered," said one of the nurses. "I submit to you that nurses are critical, we’re the first responders in your building, protecting you as staff members and your children.”

The board hopes to certify the budget at its May 21st meeting and have the final reading on June 10th at County Council.

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