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School board OKs budget

Tentative plan includes $53 million for operations

POSTED: July 28, 2013 9:00 a.m.

For one Bryan County Schools employee, the biggest story from Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting in Black Creek wasn’t hard to pick.
“The school board adopted a tentative budget, and for the fifth year in a row there wasn’t a millage rate increase,” said Melanie James, the system’s top financial officer.
The BoE voted unanimously to adopt its tentative 2014 budget that includes a general fund of $53 million to run nine schools, instruct more than 7,500 hundred kids and pay more than 900 employees.
The budget is up slightly from the current year’s $52.3 million. The school’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The BoE also passed a spending resolution at Thursday’s meeting to keep the system running while it awaits final numbers from the state.
A final budget will be up for adoption Aug. 22.
The BoE is projecting a local revenue of slightly less than $20.2 million and state revenue of $32.2 million. The BoE also expects to get $900,000 in federal money.

Read more in the July 27 edition of the News.

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