The Roanoke City School Board has decided not to pursue legal action against the state over school funding after receiving legal counsel from the City Attorney’s Office. Instead of pursuing legal action, the School Board is now looking into other ways to increase funding for the school division. School Board member Jason Bingham would like to start a coalition between Southwest Virginia regional municipalities and school districts to coordinate lobbying efforts to address school funding. Bingham says “we need to start having discussions about how we can increase funding for our school divisions and meet the needs of our students.”
School Board member Jason Bingham and Assistant City Attorney Tim Spencer will be available for interviews to provide more details about the new direction the School Board is taking to deal with budget concerns.