Cartersville school board to present balanced budget
by Mark Andrews
May 10, 2013 | 1146 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
During Thursday’s Cartersville City Board of Education work session, the board first viewed the Fiscal Year 2014 tentative budget in the amount of $33,554,500. Superintendent Howard Hinesley said the budget does not call for a millage-rate increase and that all teachers will be able to return next year without any furlough days.

“There are significant reductions in federal money, but those [positions] occupied by our personnel this year, all those people will have a job next year,” Hinesley said, adding attrition has been a factor in maintaining positions.

Assistant Superintendent Ken Clouse added, “We’ve cut some positions, but we have a job for everybody ... through resignations and so forth, so no one is losing a job. But, we are anticipating at least a $95,000 cut in Title I funding.”

The board will vote during Monday’s regular business session whether to approve the tentative budget and it will then be advertised in The Daily Tribune News.

In other school news, the board on Monday will vote to approve changes and clarification to the language in several policies and regulations.

Clouse said the changes and clarifications are to bring the policies up-to-date with the state requirements and local practices. He said, for example, further clarifying the language that a student with chronic discipline problems will be required to face a disciplinary tribunal hearing.

The board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the central office boardroom.