Proposed ‘Plan B’ would cut Forsyth County funding to schools by $5 million

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Forsyth County Commissioners debated alternate budget plans Wednesday, with one plan calling for a cut of nearly $5 million in the amount that the county would appropriate for public schools.

According to The Winston-Salem Journal, the plan, nicknamed “Plan B,” would cut all county departments by 3 percent from the amount recommend by County Manager Dudley Watts.

The plan also includes eliminating all the money the county spends on independent agencies that are engaged in economic development and do work on various social concerns, with the exception of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission and SciWorks.

Plan B would lower the tax rate from a proposed 74.18 cents to 69.82 cents for every $100 of taxable property.

A key part of the plan would be to sell off some unused county property and use the $3.9 million leftover in Dell Inc. incentives into the budget.

Read more at The Winston-Salem Journal

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