GREENSBORO, N.C.– It may be an uphill battle for Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green in his fight for the 2013-14 school budget.
Green is asking for $13.6 million in new operating funds for the district. He says the money would be used for things like health insurance, supplies, and jobs that had been eliminated in years past. Additionally, a portion of the funding will be used for salary increases for all district employees.
Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis feels the county may not have the money for the new operating fund. He says the county is already facing a $41 million deficit and county employees haven’t had a raise in four years.
“Mo’s budget, when we’re finished, will be a lot less than what he’s asking for,” Davis said.
GCS Chief Financial Officer Angie Henry says if the district doesn’t receive the $13 million, they’ll have to look at their budget again and make some tough decisions.
Guilford County Commissioners are expected to vote on the budget July 1.