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School board to discuss budget, security measures


Brian Wudkwych
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pitt County Board of Education members have a meeting-filled Monday starting with a work session this morning and ending with a board meeting tonight where local budget amendments are slated to be a t topic of discussion. 

At the work session, Debra Baggett, chief financial officer, will present a second budget amendment as well as the proposed local budget for 2018-19. The board will discuss the proposal  further and vote on it at the board meeting tonight. 

Additionally, a joint meeting between the Board of Education and the Pitt County Commissioners will take place this afternoon and board members are likely to discuss what they see as a need for increased funding for school security.

The budget is the only new business on the board meeting agenda, but the consent agenda includes various other topics like the new drop-off and pick-up lane at Ayden Elementary, revamped teacher contracts, the child nutrition procurement plan and more. 

The work session’s agenda has presentations concerning the state-mandated Business Advisory Council — which will feature local business leaders who will help collaborate with the schools to better prepare students for career readiness — school dress code policy and more. 

The agenda also shows that information from Travis Lewis, director of student services, concerning “threat assessment” will be presented.

The work session also will start with a closed session to discuss legal matters with the board’s attorney. 

Both the work session and the regular meeting will be held at the Pitt County Office Building at 1717 W. Fifth Street at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. 

Contact Brian Wudkwych at bwudkwych@reflector.com or 252-329-9567 and follow @brianwudkwych on Twitter.