The Hyde County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education will resume their budget negotiation meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Hyde County government building in Swan Quarter and in the Ocracoke Community Center.

The meeting on Wednesday was part of the mediation process over the county’s appropriation for school services for fiscal year 2022-2023, which began July 1. 

The education board requested $1.712 million for this fiscal year, which was a little more than last year’s appropriation of $1.7 million, and the Hyde County commissioners appropriated them $1.3 million, or $400,000 less than last year, under the assumption that that sum would suffice.

Mediator Benjamin G. Alford, a retired judge for the Second Division of the Superior Court, said the matter must be resolved by Aug. 1.

The meeting also will be live streamed on the Hyde County Public Information Facebook page.

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