Beaufort County school board member Michael Rivers made some very good points in the discussion over $150,000 owed to Beaufort County as a result of a library lease at St. Helena Elementary School. It's money from taxpayers, no matter how you look at it. He's also right that the school district had a much larger financial beef with County Council over money owed the school district under the New River tax-increment financing agreement.
But the school board wants the county to abide by the agreement it signed going forward, and the board is right to honor its commitments, too.
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