Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said he will in fact revise his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a $3 million reduction due to state funding that the school system was initially projected to get.
This is not a county vs school issue.
The school system takes a hit this time because of poor revenues that go to the state. However, keep in mind that the state screws Knox County each year. We're what you call a "donor" county.
That means we send way more coin to Nashville to fund the BEP statewide than our local schools get each year.
This is something Gov. Big Bill and state lawmakers could fix if they want to.
Here's the original blog story RIGHT SMACK HERE and the WBIR story RIGHT OVER HERE.