In a 3-2 split vote Monday night, the Banks County Board of Education tabled approval of the fiscal year 2009 proposed budget.
Financial officer Mike Beasley presented the proposed budget which shows a total of $23 million in revenues and $22.9 million in expenditures. Beasley said expenses are up 6.3 percent over the $21.6 million for 2008.
Salaries make up $20.09 million of the total expenditures, or 87.4 percent, Beasley added.
Board member Bo Garrison made the motion to table the approval of the proposed budget. Board members Ben Ramsey and Neal Brown voted in favor of tabling the matter. BOE chairman Ron Gardiner and board member John Williams voted in opposition to the motion.
Garrison did not comment on why he made the motion to table the budget. None of the other BOE members commented on the issue either.