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School Board to Tackle Budget Monday

A special meeting has been called after Thursday's rejection of Superintendent Hinojosa's proposal and three alternatives.

The has scheduled a meeting for 8:25 a.m. Monday to work on breaking the .

The seven-member Cobb Board of Education couldn't get more than three votes behind any budget proposal Thursday, despite three weeks earlier.

Post 2 board member Tim Stultz told Smyrna-Vinings Patch Friday that to craft a budget the majority can support.

Stultz helped block the passage Thursday of a budget relying on the use of reserve funds. He demanded deeper cuts to the $841.9 million budget now to avoid creating bigger deficits in future years than .

How would you solve the Cobb school board's budget impasse? Please tell us in the comments below.

“I just can’t get past the fact of there’s a larger problem here than just trying to balance this year’s budget,” Stultz said. “I would rather try to tackle larger problems sooner than later. I just can’t support any more temporary fixes.”

The school board will meet at the school district's Central Office, 514 Glover St., Marietta.

Greg T May 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
CCSB refused to listen to us about the balanced calendar. One of the comments they made was how difficult it would be for them to figure out how to make it work. Then they go and hire a superintendent who had the same political infighting over budgets to Cobb over the many objections of voters. The man said he wouldn't leave Dallas; or he lied. Since he wasn't even looking for the job (“I was not seeking a position when they contacted me two weeks ago.” Dallas Morning News) why did they bring him in with so many of the same problems that existed in Dallas? Well gosh people, I wonder why Shultz is complaining about the superintendent who had the same problems back in Dallas. Shultz enjoy your choice of leadership. Live with the consequences of your choices. Some things are pretty easy to predict.

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