Revenue added to school system budget

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The Chilton County Board of Education unanimously approved a budget amendment to include additional revenues into this fiscal year’s budget.

Chief School Financial Officer LaVerne Williams said most of the funds had been awarded, but not received until after the start of the 2018 fiscal year.

These included $ $69,704 of carryover federal funds from 2017, $25,000 for a teacher mentoring grant, $77,295 for an extended Agriscience grant, $30,000 for A+ College Ready, $58,843 in Title IV-Student Support and Academic Achievement funds, $12,106 for preschool, $3,750 Community Education and state funds for repairs at CCHS totaling $90,000.

Williams said there would be another amendment request before the June deadline.

The board also unanimously approved a request from the Teaching and Learning Department allowing it to purchase textbooks as needed for Advance Placement classes.

The school system is moving forward with getting bids on new school buses as a part of the bus fleet renewal program. Superintendent Tommy Glasscock said the school system receives funds from the state for replacing school buses after being in use foe 10 years.

The board also approved a $600 supplement for Scott Ellison as an assistant baseball coach for Jemison Middle School. Board members Keith Moore, Linda Hand and Joe Mims and Board President Lori Patterson voted in favor. Board member Pam Price and Jim Shannon voted against the motion. Board member Curtis Smith was absent.

Concern was expressed because he was already an administrator.

“He already gets a supplement as a vice principal,” Price said.

Also during the meeting, the BOE:

— Approved use of the school bus for First United Methodist Church to take preschool students to Clanton Elementary School for a tour of the kindergarten classrooms. Glasscock said FUMC would pay all costs for use of the bus.

— Approved waiving the facility fee and allowing the Clanton Lion Club to use the Chilton County High School auditorium for the annual Peach Pageant. Moore, Hand, Shannon, Mims and Patterson voted in favor. Price voted against the motion. Price said the application submitted to the board did not include the required paperwork to prove liability insurance. Smith was absent.

— Accepted the resignation of a nurse, special education paraprofessional and a golf coach.

—Approved hiring two teachers for Clanton Intermediate School, approved voluntary transfers for four employees and approved Child Nutrition Program employees to work in the summer feeding program.

— Approved out of state field trips for Isabella and Jemison high schools.