SDPC budget squeaks through on final vote

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County’s fiscal year 2023 budget squeaked by on final reading at the school board’s Friday meeting.

The nearly $149 million budget was approved by a 4-3 vote, with chairwoman Betty Bagley and board members Phillip Bowers and Amy Williams voting in opposition.

Bowers said he was concerned the district was “growing spending too fast.”

“We’re doing a lot of good stuff. But I look back at ’19 … I think we

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