The Guilford County Board of Commissioners is getting into budget season – a very busy time for the board – so it should be no surprise that the board has just scheduled a long work session for Thursday afternoon, April 15, immediately before the board holds a regular commissioners meeting.
The work session will focus on a variety of issues that could end up being time consuming. At the afternoon meeting in the Blue Room of the Old Guilford County Court House in downtown Greensboro, the commissioners will discuss school bond debt management and recent project funding requests from the Guilford County Board of Education
Also at the work session, the board will receive an update on a county disparity study that’s in motion, as well as hear a report on the Infant Mortality Coalition and the status of school nurses.
Recently, the school board presented the commissioners with requests for $300 million in new projects to be paid for by school bond money that county voters approved in November of last year. One thing the county needs to figure out is how to manage all of the new debt that taxpayers will have to start paying off in the near future.
Last year, while the Board of Commissioners was still dominated by a Republican majority, the board approved a new disparity study to help the county become more varied in its hiring, buying and contracting practices. At the April 15, work session the commissioners will find out where that study stands.
Guilford County health officials have placed an emphasis on preventing infant mortality in recent years and the commissioners will also get updates on that and a report on the situation regarding nurses in county schools.
Due to COVID-19, the work session will only be open for citizen participation through the virtual platform GoToWebinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8123584845928764429. Those who wish to listen over the phone can do so by calling 1 (877) 309-2071 and using the access code – 590-549-039.
Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review before the meeting at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Anyone with questions should contact Guilford County Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.