As it continues work on this fiscal year’s budget, Northampton County Board of Supervisors continues to struggle to meet the competing needs of the county. Funding for the schools is once again is a top priority and challenge for the board.
Northampton Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence briefed the Northampton County Board of Supervisors Thursday evening in Eastville. Mr. Lawrence, citing low wages in the school system, requested 4% raise for teachers and staff.
Chairman Spencer Murray noted that the budget process is very challenging. Unexpected costs also put pressure on funding. The County was notified earlier this year that health premiums for employees would be raising by approximately 24%. This increase will somehow have to be worked into the final numbers, along with everything else.