The Dickson County School Board will discuss tonight what to do about the potential loss of $800,000 from its budget request for 2013-14. The board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 pm for discussion and possible action on its budget and the 1999 agreement with the county that set up annual debt payments by the school system. It is the school board’s proposal to eliminate that debt payment that prompted the county’s Budget Committee to vote to withhold $799,400 designated for the school system by diverting it into debt service under the Maintenance of Effort contract. The school board could vote to withdraw from the 1999 agreement based on its assertion that the conditions are no longer being met. County Mayor Bob Rial has proposed reducing the annual payment by $267,000 this year, doubling that next year and eliminating it completely the year after that in what he called a “graceful dismount” from the agreement. But if the Budget Committee’s decision to withhold whatever funds it wants under the MOE stands up, the school board could be left with no choices other than to find $800,000 in cuts or challenge the decision in court. The school board’s special session tonight is limited to discussion on its 2013-14 budget and the 1999 agreement. The county commission is expected to take a final vote on all of the county’s budgets at its meeting Monday.