After the school board meeting on May 31, WLTX reported that Richland 2 had approved a millage rate of 18.5.
That's not correct. The Board voted to ask Richland County for 18.4.
The Voice newspaper reported 18.5 after checking with Libby Roof and one trustee. They apparently said that Manning "misspoke" when he made the motion for 18.4. No, he didn't misspeak. He asked for 18.4. It's clear as day.
[Edited 6/6/2022] Libby Roof did not tell The Voice that Trustee Manning misspoke.]
And the Minutes for the board meeting support that. Here's how the Minutes read:
If the District sent a request for 18.5 to County Council, the Council should dump it in the round file and consider that Richland 2 submitted no valid request. Richland 2 was already late. Did it err?
[Edited 6/6/2022] Richland 2 requested an 18.4 millage increase to the millage cap.]
People around Richland County know how I operate. Words count. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
The School Board approved 18.4. If the District asked for more, then it doesn't get anything.
What's the truth here?