With no official word from the state regarding the county’s proposed budget, Mayor Bob Rial is scheduling a special session of the Dickson County Commission for next week. Both Rial and Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks said they had not heard from the Tennessee Department of Education regarding a review of the proposed budget as of Monday morning. The county commission is scheduled to hold an adjourned session tonight for possible votes on the budget and property tax rate. The county is waiting to hear whether its plan to divert $800,000 in school funding for debt payment will meet the Maintenance of Effort requirements. Rial said last week state officials had told him they expected to render an opinion by Friday. “We have had no official word,” Rial said in an email Monday morning. “At this point, the meeting is on for tonight. However, we are putting out a notice today for a special meeting for next Monday night in case we need one.” The commission’s regular work session is scheduled for 7 pm Aug. 5 in Charlotte. “I haven’t heard from them since last Monday,” Weeks said in a Monday morning email. “At that time they were awaiting county budget documents from the late ’90s.” The Maintenance of Effort test could determine whether the county or school board’s 2013-14 budget will be short $800,000 in projected revenue. The adjourned session is still on for tonight just in case the county hears something today. If not, the vote on the budget will be pushed back another week to the special session Aug. 5.