The Jackson County Board of Education will hold a budget meeting Thursday to discuss strategy for its upcoming FY2013-2014 finances. The board will meet at 6 p.m. at its office in Jefferson.
One part of that discussion will include plans by system leaders to consolidate some school facilities. System leaders expect to present a final “comprehensive strategy” for the budget at the April board meeting. The board has to adopt a budget in June for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The system, like many systems in the state, faces a major financial crunch due to state cuts and a falling local tax digest. In addition to making more efficient use of its facilities, JCSS leaders area also looking at cutting calendar days and possible layoffs in the system. Early numbers indicate the system needs to cut $6-$7 million in spending next year.
Following the budget discussion Thursday, the board will go behind closed doors to discuss employee evaluations.
No votes are planned at this meeting.