Oconeeans next week get their annual chance to speak directly to the county trustees regarding what is to be spent during the next year on local public education. At their 6 p-m Monday meeting, the school board members will accept comments and questions as part of their annual budget hearing. At last report, the board’s plan is to spend $88.6 million based on $86.8 million in revenues. To square expenses with revenue, the board is to draw from its fund balance. One hour before the start of the meeting, district officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the highway 11 location for the new Walhalla High School. The public is invited.