School boards develop split revenue agreement
by Mark Andrews
Mar 08, 2013 | 1422 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cartersville City Board of Education and the Bartow County Board of Education on Monday are each expected to approve a car title fee split agreement with one another. Beginning in April, local governments will begin distributing revenue generated from the state’s new one-time title ad valorem tax.

“I worked with [Bartow County Superintendent John Harper] and Harry White, our attorney, agreed to draft a resolution that ... basically says every October, the money will be distributed proportionally based on the October [full-time equivalent student] count,” Cartersville Superintendent Howard Hinesley said following Thursday’s work session. “So, if we lose a few students, [Bartow County] will get a little bit more [revenue] and we’ll get a little bit less and vice versa.”

Hinesley said the two local systems modeled the tax revenue distribution method after other systems throughout the state.

Also on the agenda for Monday’s business session, the board is expected to approve an in-state field trip request and two out-state-field trip requests as well as ratify the system’s telecommunications services agreement with the city of Cartersville for “Dark Fiber,” which had been signed on March 5.

The board will hold its regular business session Monday at 6 p.m. in the central office boardroom.