Some Hamilton County school board members are firing back after county commissioners questioned the district's revised budget proposal at a commission meeting Wednesday.
Board members say there is a "disconnect" between the school board and the commission, especially when it comes to funding priorities for the county's school district.
Several commissioners raised concerns about teacher compensation after a teacher pay raise was cut from the school district's fiscal year 2020 proposed budget and replaced with a one-time, $1,500 bonus.
But District 8 board member Tucker McClendon said the school district did want to give teachers a pay hike.
"We presented them a budget that has a 5% teacher raise in it, they decided not to go that route and we just don't have the funds to do a 5% teacher raise," McClendon said.