Board votes against schedule changeBy Emily Beckett Published 5:52pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Also on Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Steve Yeargan presented the amended annual budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 (from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013).
Yeargan said the board is still maintaining its monthly minimum reserve of $4 million, and he advised all principals to wait on purchasing extra items such as classroom supplies until the amount of funding for schools is approved and released by the state Legislature in March.
“We just presented an amended budget concentrated on federal funds to get our $1.5 million in carry-over funds,” Yeargan said. “That is to concentrate on the contracted salaries (of employees).”
The board approved a recommendation from Hayden to restructure the PALS preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds to better accommodate special education students by serving only the students who are required by law to be enrolled in the program at Clanton Elementary, Jemison Elementary and Maplesville.