The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education’s finance committee voted to support the county’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike that would go on the ballot in March 2020.

Winston-Salem Journal reported “several school board members had concerns about what would happen to funding in down years when the county might not make a lot of money from a quarter-cent sales tax,” and the lone ‘no’ vote on the committee, Dana Caudill Jones, said “she doesn’t know of any current law that the school board ‘could for sure go to voters … and say this money will definitely go for education.’”

Of course the sales-tax hike has to be approved by voters first, and that is a tough bid.