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Hearing Tuesday on Mathews school budget

While the Mathews County Schools’ proposed budget for the coming year calls for a cut of nearly $100,000 in local contributions, superintendent Dr. David J. Holleran and school board members have made it clear that there are a number of pressing capital needs that require county funds.

Meeting Tuesday afternoon in the Thomas Hunter Middle School media center, the school board decided to move ahead with its $13.45 million budget.

The public will get an opportunity to comment on the budget proposal at a public hearing at 6 o’clock this coming Tuesday in the Mathews High School media center. The board is expected to adopt the budget the following week and then submit it to the county administrator for supervisors to consider.

“We’re trying to be good stewards” of the county’s money, said school board member Lanell Jarvis, adding that she hopes the county board uses this opportunity to take a look at some of the division’s capital needs. Include...

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