Most Floyd County Supervisors claim they hear lots of support from constituents over their hardline stand against increasing funding of the school system and determination to hold the line on taxes to pay for increases.

But the majority of speakers that come before both the Supervisors and the county school board say otherwise.

Twelve of 13 speakers at a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year expressed strong support for increasing funding for the schools and used words like “disgust” and “disappointment” with the performances of the majority of supervisors.

The sole speaker who supported supervisors thanked them for support of a specific program and did not address the controversy over reductions in funding and programs at the schools.