Tie vote leaves school budget in limbo

Posted at 11:36 PM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 23:56:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A tie vote has left the city's school budget unresolved.

The Richmond School Board tied tonight on a motion to pass Superintendent Dana Bedden's $289-million plan.

This tie vote means a special meeting will have to be held this week to work on a budget that can be agreed upon.

In other board news, members voted to approve new school start times for students next year.

Elementary schools will start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m; Middle school students will begin at 8:30 a.m. and get out at 3:20 p.m. ; High school students would get the latest start at 9:00 a.m. and get out at 3:50 p.m.