Supervisors Agree to School Bonus

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors agreed on Tuesday that the Clarke County School Board had met the requirement levied by the Supervisors that the there is no better use for a proposed school staff bonus.

“We have reviewed the letter submitted by Barbara Lee” Clarke County Supervisor chairman Michael Hobert (Berryville) told School Board member Robina Bouffault (White Post) who was present at the Board of Supervisors meeting to present a briefing on the status of the new high school construction project. “The letter is in substantial conformance with our request so we plan to approve the request.”

Joint Administrative Services director Tom Judge, also present at the meeting, confirmed that the funding to pay the bonus would be available for distribution by mid-July.

Supervisor John Staelin (Millwood), author of the motion that authorized the carryover funds for use as a school bonus, reiterated that the Supervisors had no plans to use school district carryover funds for other purposes.

“The Board of Supervisors has no desire to take the rest of the school money” Staelin said. “We simply didn’t think that the entire carryover amount should be spent for this single purpose. But it’s your money to spend.”


  1. Right Winger says:


  2. Smellin roses says:

    I’m glad to see that the school employees will get some sort of payment, though I’m beyond peeved that the supervisors, led by Staelin, had the audacity to make them write a letter when David Ash did not have to do the same to “justify” the expenditure of $50K for a county-employee “bonus.” The hypocricy is galling.

    I also hope that the schools, after they divvy up that $150K for the one-time payment, use the remaining $95K for “one-time” upgrades of Spanish textbooks, or something. My kid’s Spanish textbook didn’t even mention CDs or the euro; it’s stuck on audio cassettes and the peso.

    • The best way to exhibit your displeasure with their recent decisions is to VOTE!!!

      • livein22611 says:

        Vote-yes. But no one is running against any of these people. So far it seems like only one district stands a chance of getting someone new.