Lawsuit Looms In Cumberland School Budget Dispute
Posted July 18, 2001
FAYETTEVILLE — The Cumberland County School Superintendent William C. Harrison is hoping for an 11th hour settlement in the dispute over the school budget, but it appears that a lawsuit is imminent.
Tuesday night, a mediator declared an impasse in the funding dispute between the Board of Education and the county.
County commissioners are offering the public schools a $51 million budget. That is about $6 million less than last year.
A new offer from the county depended largely on a proposed sales tax. The Board of Education has said that is not a sure thing.