The money the Guilford County Board of Commissioners spends on education each year is about half of the county’s entire $600 million-plus budget – so you better believe the commissioners want to know where that money is going.
To help answer some of those questions, and to decide how much the county will give Guilford County Schools this year, the Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special work session for Thursday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the McAdoo Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of the county-owned BB&T Building at 201 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro – but there’s no need for the public to know that location because the public isn’t invited.
Anyone, however, can view the proceedings virtually.
The commissioners have been allowing a limited number of people to attend their regular meetings, however, the work sessions, which are held in small venues, are still limited to media, commissioners and presenters. The meeting announcement put out by the county states in caps, “THE MEETING ROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.”
The official purpose of the work session is “to receive an update on Guilford County Schools’ FY 2021-22 proposed budget request.”
The commissioners will no doubt have a lot of questions for school officials.
Given the timing of the meeting – right after a giant security breach at Southern Guilford High School that led to an attack on a 14-year-old student – the commissioners may have some questions about the incident. School security issues are budget issues: The safety measures that school officials want to implement cost money.
A good number of commissioners have been publicly critical in recent years of the slow speed at which the schools spent $10 million that the commissioners approved back in 2018 to increase school security. And school system leaders want more money in the coming budget to increase that security.
Those interested can watch to the meeting by through Zoom using a computer, tablet or smartphone at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81598517737, and if required, entering meeting ID 815 9851 7737 when prompted.
Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review prior to the start of the meeting at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. However, the county doesn’t usually post those agendas online until very near the time of the meeting.
The Dems don’t want school security. They want gun restrictions so that we cannot defend ourselves against tyranny.
Armed guards & metal screeners at all entrances. Armed guards on school grounds 24/7. You know, the same our legislators get downtown, in Raleigh and Washington.
Our children are worth more than they are.
A school used to be a place for learning, but with these clowns they wanted revenge. The mother should be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor as well, plus assault,, plus other charges so she ends up in the women’s prison in Raleigh for a stay. Maybe that will shake up what little brain she has and make her realize what she’s done.
I have a novel idea. All active military personnel are to serve three months of their enlistment; to provide security and protection for all schools in the U.S. & possessions.
How about it Unca Joe? With little additional cost to the taxpayer, the school problem is solved.
Oh, of course, you would have no political basis for gun control to protect our schools.
So I guess it ain’t gonna happen. How about you Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians out there?
You wanna take this up? Hmmmmmm?
If they ever take (took) a “deep dive” into the budget we wouldn’t have the mess we do. I don’t believe anyone but Conrad will do any deep diving and ask for accountability that’s meaningful. There’s been nothing right about the County Schools since the merger.