The Carroll County school system is asking for public input as it begins planning how to spend its money next year.
Beginning today, residents can call a toll-free number and answer automated questions about the 2000-2001 operating budget, school officials said.
The line will be open 24 hours a day through Sept. 30. Officials stressed that answers are confidential and callers will not be contacted as a result of their participation.
Results of the survey will be made public when the budget process begins, officials said.
To participate, dial 1-800-584-3053. When prompted, dial 8903 and follow instructions.