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January 13, 2010

Baldwin BOE approves a waiver resolution

As school systems across the state cope with shrinking state revenues and budget cuts, a resolution adopted by the Baldwin County Board of Education Tuesday night will allow the school system a little financial relief without affecting operations and instruction.

The Baldwin County Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday evening on expenditures toward classroom instruction. Baldwin County School Superintendent Geneva Braziel said the Title 50 Waiver Resolution is a school system waiver of an order to fall within the 65 percent rule of expenditures toward classroom instruction. Braziel said the reason for approving the Title 50 Waiver Resolution was because some open classroom positions were not filled this school year, which resulted in slightly less money going toward classroom expenditures.

“We did not fill some teaching positions. The fewer teachers we have, the less you have going into the expenditures toward direct teaching instruction,” Braziel said.

According to the Georgia Department of Education, under the Title 50 Administrative Procedures Act, the waiver can be used when the state board rules lead to substantial hardship for the local board of education; allows waivers of or variances from State Board of Education rules; waivers granted for hardship; and must be posted on the Secretary of State’s Web site for 15 days.

As part of the annual reorganization of the school board, nominations were made to keep Jeff McAfee, District 5, as chair and Ray Markwalter, District 3, as vice chair for 2010.

In other business, the board:

— heard a state of the school presentation from Georgia College Early College Principal Camille Tyson;

— motioned for the High Achievers Program request to use ELC facilities, during spring break, to be tabled for 30 days;

— approved minutes from the Dec. 7, 8 and 16 meetings;

— approved personnel recommendations presented by Braziel;

— approved financial reports, including school nutrition, for both the district and the Early Learning Center;

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