Budget expenditures include $26 million for instruction, $800,000 for improvement to instructional services, $3 million for maintenance and operation, $3 million for school administration and $3 million for student transportation.
“I feel like this is a very lean budget and a lot of work went into it. I feel confident throughout the school year that there will be other areas where we can hopefully find savings, and the superintendent will continue to work diligently to maintain our budget,” said board chairman John Noah Jackson of District 4. “I would like to thank the staff, superintendent and the board for working as hard as we are to get a balanced budget. I’ve been on the board for five years and this is the closest it has ever been balanced.”
In other business, the board:
• approved of minutes for the meetings held on May 13 and 14;
• approved personnel recommendations;
• approved financial reports for the school district and the Early Learning Center;
• approved revisions to Bylaws as presented;
• approved sole source and bid purchases, and a sealed bid;
• approved school food and supply purchase recommendations for award;
• approved the contract with Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to review and revise the manual;
• approved revised board policies to be tabled for 30 days;
• approved a bus use request from the Oconee Center for its summer program;
• approved GSBA insurance renewal authorization;
• approved the class size Resolution for FY14; and
• heard the sales and use tax fund report from Braziel.
The school board is slated to next meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the board office.
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