The Mayor of New Bedford and the City Council are scrapping again over School Department funding. 

Mayor Jon Mitchell had asked the City Council to transfer $2 million in free cash to the School Dept. to help cover an estimated $3 million budget deficit.

The Council approved the transfer in committee, but the full Council decided last month to table the request.

Councilors say they want assurances that the money will be paid back from next year's School Dept. budget.  The Mayor's reaction.....

Mitchell says his administration continues to work on reforming the School Department, but there is no quick fix.

The School Committee meets again Monday night.