Washington County, TN school board approves balanced budget

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)– The Washington County school board unanimously approved their $66 million dollar budget Thursday night.

In the balanced budget is a 1.9 percent salary raise for teachers. The budget proposes also using $898,037 from the district’s reserve fund which would leave approximately 1 million in undesignated savings.

The budget will now go to the full Washington County commission for final approval. The commission will also discuss the new Boones Creek school at that time.

“They will discuss renovations for the Jonesborough schools, as well as the possibility of funding a new Boones creek school,” said Director of Schools, Ron Dykes.

Earlier this year, the school board toured three sites for the new Boones Creek school. Dykes said, they have now narrowed it down to two: The Snyder property near Free Hill Road, and the Williams property, located right next to the Ridges neighborhood.

The Washington County commission will meet Monday, June 27th.


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