The Bryan County Board of Education adopted a fiscal 2014 operating budget of nearly $53 million at its meeting Thursday at G.W. Carver Elementary.
In all, the BoE expects to spend some $73 million between now and June 30 when capital projects such as two new schools and a field house are included. Meanwhile, the largest ticket item in the general fund is $36.5 million for instruction.
The system has around 9,000 students attending nine schools and is the county’s largest employer with more than 800 employees.
Also in the 2014 budget is more than $5.7 million for maintenance and operation, $3.37 million for general administration and about $2.99 million for transportation.
The BoE earlier this month adopted the same 15.537 millage rate as last year, which is expected to raise about $20 million. The BoE also projects it will get more than $32.2 million from the state and $900,000 in federal funding.
Read full story in Aug. 28 issue of the Bryan County News.