Knox County Schools Budget
Broadcast Date: May 6, 2012
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett submitted this week his budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Out of the $673 million budget, more than 72 percent will go to the school system. That includes $13 million in new funding to cover growth, but not the $35 million investment the superintendent and the school board had requested.
Now the budget is in the hands of the Knox County Commission.
Joining Gene Patterson in this week's first segment are County Commission Chairman Mike Hammond and Board of Education Member Lynne Fugate.
The discussion continues later in the program when Gene is joined by radio host Hubert Smith of the Hubert Smith Radio Show on 90.3 WUTK, Cortney Piper of Piper Communications, and 6 News political analyst George Korda.