The Barnwell County Career Center is pursuing legal advice in regards to changing their school funding policy.
"The funding of this school is quite unique," said director Sam McKay to the board during their Sept. 16 meeting.
Currently, the three public school districts pay 13.5 percent of the school's $1.6 million budget, while the county pays the rest. Private schools, such as Jefferson Davis Academy in Blackville, and home-schooled students living in the county do not pay fees.
The board has discussed changing their policy governing fees from schools the past two months to include a fee for other schools that have students attending the BCCC.
McKay said it's an issue that "needs to be resolved," but suggested putting the issue on the "backburner" until they start their budget process in March.
The board, however, voted unanimously Sept. 16 to have Chairman Tommy Boyleston contact their attorney about how to proceed.
"Then, when budget time comes we'll be ready," said board member Bobbie Williams, who made the motion.
Their next regularly scheduled meeting will be Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
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