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School Board leadership wants to revisit policy for their expenses

Date published: 12/9/2012


Wieland first said the Williamsburg event would not add expenses because the cost was already budgeted, but then acknowledged the deficit and this year's savings by sending fewer people.

She said she didn't want taxpayers to get the impression the board was going to spend lavishly, only that it wanted the flexibility to send more than two people to conferences when it was warranted.

Board members are paid $12,000 annually. Five of the seven are retired. Shelley is a teacher. The seventh quit her job to raise a family.

Approving the policy change could have broad implications as the division seeks support in addressing another budget shortfall, Lora said.

"It's not going to help our relationship with the Board of Supervisors. It's not going to help our relationship with the taxpayers. It's not going to help our relationship with our employees," he said. "There's no reason for us even to be discussing it."

He said he will make a motion on Monday to table the matter indefinitely.

Pamela Gould: 540/735-1972
Email: pgould@freelancestar.com

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The Spotsylvania School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 8020 River Stone Drive in the Massaponax area.