It had enough money to commit $20 million to heating and cooling. Will that lower operating costs?
The school system proposed to consolidate old elementary schools in the eastern part of the county into a modern elementary. Would that save money?
Energy prices could affect costs. The outcome of a case over library funding could affect revenue.Redistricting could affect costs.
It's all as complicated as family budgeting, and board members will have to work through the details so the public can follow the conversation.
The state School Building Authority is miffed that the Kanawha board capped its levy. Good to know.
But only Kanawha County voters are qualified to decide what must or merely could be done and what they can and cannot afford.
They, too, face financial stresses.
Maintaining the trust of the public is critical, as board members were reminded in 1993. Losing it can be expensive.