WCPS Budget Won’t Be Ready By July 1

WCPS Budget Won’t Be Ready By July 1

Facing a $5 million fund balance deficit, Wayne County Public Schools will be facing some difficult financial decisions.

At a special called meeting on Thursday, WCPS Acting Superintendent Dr. James Merrill braced the Wayne County Board of Education on the forthcoming budget crunch.

Dr. Merrill says he’s looking at where the district can make cuts, and they’re still waiting for firm funding figures from the state and county.

Merrill says he also plans to ask the Board of Education to approve a continuing budget resolution since the district won’t have a prepared budget by the beginning of July.

The Wayne County Board of Education adopted a resolution granting fiscal responsibilities to the acting superintendent, Dr. Merrill, and acting finance officer, Dr. David Lewis.

School Board Chair Chris West also took a moment to remind the school board to think about the process for hiring the district’s next permanent superintendent.