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Lawsuit Looms In Cumberland School Budget Dispute

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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.


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