It was also mentioned that the board of commissioners had" intentionally and discriminately failed over the years to provide funding for any of the schools in Halifax County, as opposed to the city schools," which is not true.
The Halifax County Board of Commissioners have funded each school district — Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax — as required.
Roanoke Rapids and Weldon has a supplemental tax which has been in place for many years and was approved by the voters in their respective districts.
The Halifax County Board of Commissioners is not responsible for the approval or not approving the supplemental tax.
Vernon J. Bryant, chairman
Halifax County Board of Commissioners