The Roane County Board of Education heard another gloomy finan-cial report earlier this month.
Eric Harbin, the school system’s business manager, said the budget is out of balance by $3.5 million.
“We need $3.5 million more of revenue or $3.5 million less expenditures,” he said.
Harbin suggested the board start having budget work sessions to discuss the issue.
“This budget will not work,” he said. “We can’t use this budget, so we got a lot of work to do.”