BOE receives financial update

Published 11:03 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/Senior Staff Writer

The Chilton County Board of Education is on track financially for where it should be at this point of the fiscal year.

Chief School Financial Officer LaVerne Williams gave an update to the board during its May 16 meeting. She said expenditures should be at 58 percent and it is. Revenues are slightly higher than the projected percentage for this portion of the fiscal year.

The board unanimously approved an amendment to the budget, including some additions and subtractions.

This included funds carried over from the previous year, corrections to various funds, consulting fees, central office staff changes, Compass payments and accepting grants.

Williams said the $900,000 in decreases in the amendment will bring the school system’s fund balance slightly below the desired amount, which is equivalent to two months of operations.

There are some revenues that have not been accounted for in the budget amendment that would get the school system closer to the two months’ amount.

Raises or positions that have been approved, but will not start until next school year were not included.

Funding for positions not funded by the state was also discussed.

Williams said there are 14 positions that are locally funded that she had not been aware of previously.

“I was told before that we didn’t have any locally funded units,” Williams said.

Superintendent Tommy Glasscock said this would have been something that started prior to last year.

“There are a few at the tech center that are paid with the trade and industrial tax which is earmarked for that,” board member Joe Mims said.

He said this would probably leave only eight or nine position being locally funded.

The Board of Education will meet for a work session at 2 p.m. on June 1 to discuss the budget for the next fiscal year. A voting meeting will follow at 4 p.m.

Also during the meeting, the board:

— approved an agreement with Wagner’s Team Sports for Maplesville High School for athletic wear.

— approved an agreement with Buffalo Rock Pepsi for Jemison Intermediate.

— approved an agreement with the YMCA for uses of the Clanton Middle School for the youth basketball league.

— approved the Town of Thorsby using the Thorsby High School playground for the Fourth of July fireworks Celebration.

— approved use of Chilton County School buses for YMCA summer camps. Board president Lori Patterson, who is also the YMCA director, abstained from the vote. Board member Pam Price voted against.

— approved hiring 10 teachers, a psychometrist and an Assistant Principal for Jemison Middle School.

— approved extended school year for special education students whose IEP team deems it necessary.

— approved non-renewals. Board members Price, Jim Shannon and Curtis Smith voted against the motion.