County shifts money to Communities in Schools
County commissioners have opted to redirect state juvenile crime prevention money from teen court to the Communities in Schools program.
The Rowan County Board of Commissioners, which routinely accepts the recommendations for the Rowan County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, opted to make changes in the proposed funding requests. The county anticipates receiving $328,000 for the coming year.
Commissioners unanimously agreed to take $21,527, all of the funding recommended for the teen court operated by Youth Services Bureau, and transfer the money to the Communities in Schools program. The additional funds will increase the Communities in Schools budget to $65,799.
The money would go to bolster the Community in Schools effort to cut the dropout rate.