Loudoun's Board of Supervisors will continue its push for more collaboration and efficiency with Loudoun County Public Schools during its Nov. 6 meeting.
According to a report by county staff, the board will consider directing staff to prepare, in conjunction with LCPS staff, a proposal to consolidate the procurement function between county government and Loudoun County Public Schools.
Additionally, according to the proposal, the board will weigh preparing an agreement to consolidate land acquisition functions between the county and Loudoun County Public Schools.
The Joint Board of Supervisors and School Board Committee in September voted 3-1-2 to advance the collaboration items. School Board member Jeff Morse opposed the proposal, and Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) and School Board Chairman Eric Hornberger were absent.
The Board of Supervisors has consistently made overtures to the School Board for cost-savings efforts by combining certain functions like procurement, construction and maintenance, but the two bodies haven't been able to hash out hard agreements.