Bill Raglin, another board member, doesn't think that's enough.
"I don't think that, realistically, they could survive on that," he said.
"If you toss a man a life jacket made out of lead, he goes ahead and drowns."
President Pete Thaw remained, as always, opposed to the idea of funding the library beyond June.
"That's a million-dollar life jacket," he told Raglin Tuesday. "I'll take one."
Discussion of the library situation is all taking place against a backdrop of financial uncertainty for the school system.
In part because of the board's decision last year to place a cap on the amount of money it could collect from property taxes - a move they made in the name of tax relief for citizens - the school system is facing a deficit by the 2014-2015 fiscal. Projections show that deficit climbing to nearly $3 million by 2018.
Because of that impending deficit, at least some members of the school board are in favor of asking the voters to approve another property tax for the school system - on top of the one that would benefit the library.
Thaw vehemently opposes the idea and logistics remain a concern - seeking that tax would require a special election, at a cost of $300,000 to the school board - and the board has yet to commit to the action.
They'll discuss that, also, at their regular meeting on Thursday.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.