Wheel tax fails, school start delayed in Greene

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Greene County School board has set back the start of the school year by a week after a wheel tax referendum failed.

The Greeneville Sun reported the school board voted at a specially called meeting Friday morning to begin classes Aug. 15. The board vote was 5-2.

School board secretary Melissa Batson said registration is still Aug. 6, but classes won't begin until Aug. 15. That will be after a scheduled Greene County Commission meeting on Monday.

Batson said board members did not want to begin the academic year only to be faced with possible layoffs if no additional funding is found.

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