Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

6231 - BUDGET HEARING

The annual budget adopted by the Board of Education represents the Board's position on the allocation of resources required to operate an appropriate system of education. All reasonable means shall be employed by the Board to present and explain that position to all interested parties. The public budget hearing will be conducted in accordance with law.

The proposed budget must be published as a Class II-0 legal advertisement in compliance with WV Code 59-3-1, et seq. A Class II-0) legal advertisement shall be published once a week for two (2) successive weeks. "Once a week for two (2) successive weeks" means two (2) publications of a legal advertisement in a qualified newspaper occurring within a period of fourteen (14) consecutive days with at least an interval of six (6) full days within the period between the date of the first publication and the date of the second publication. Notice of the budget hearing must be published as Class I legal advertisement in compliance with WV Code 59-3-1, et. seq. A Class I legal advertisement shall be published one (1) time. The notice may be included in the same legal advertisement as the budget document.

The Board is required to hold a public hearing by the date specified in guidance forwarded by the West Virginia Department of Education concerning the preliminary operating budget for the next fiscal year and the proposed budget shall be made available in the office of the Treasurer for public inspection at least ten (10) days prior to such hearing. Reasonable time shall be granted at the hearing to any person who wishes to speak regarding any part of the budget.

The budget approved by this Board shall be in the form prescribed by the West Virginia Department of Education.

The final adoption of the proposed budget for the subsequent year subject to approval by the State Board, shall be made by the Board after completion of the public hearing. This can be done at the same meeting during which the hearing is held or at a subsequent meeting properly noticed and held for that purpose. The President and secretary of the Board shall sign and submit the budget to the State Board of Education for approval no later than the date specified in guidance provided by the West Virginia Department of Education. The proposed budget is to be submitted electronically using the WVEIS and followed by mailing two (2) copies of the hard blue covers signed by the President and secretary of the Board and a copy of the Levy Order and Rate Sheet (CID 12:21). Maintain a hard copy of the signature page and store with the returned hard copy.

WV Code 11-8-9, 11-8-12 and 13, 18-5-4, 18-9B-6a, and 59-3-1 et seq.