Rome Schol Board pondering next move after budget rejected

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - After residents rejected the proposed $107 million budget by almost 1,000 votes on Tuesday, the Rome School Board will now consider its next move.

According to Jeffrey Simons, superintendent of Rome City Schools, the district will review its options at the Board of Education Finance Committee meeting Wednesday and the board meeting Wednesday night.

"The board may consider revising the proposed budget and going out for a second vote on June 17," Simons said in a statement. "The board also has the option to implement a contingency budget, which would not require a second public vote.

"At this point, the district is evaluating the results of last night's budget vote."

The budget was rejected on Tuesday 798-1740.

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