CCBOE to consider adopting FY21 tentative budget Monday

By DONNA HARRIS
Posted 7/11/20

The Cartersville City School Board will have just a few items to consider at its meeting Monday night. The board will hold the first of two state-mandated public hearings on the fiscal year 2021 …

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CCBOE to consider adopting FY21 tentative budget Monday

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The Cartersville City School Board will have just a few items to consider at its meeting Monday night. 
 
The board will hold the first of two state-mandated public hearings on the fiscal year 2021 budget and will consider approving the tentative consolidated budget of $58,474,663. 
 
The budget will be advertised on the school system website, www.cartersvilleschools.org, and the second required public meeting will be July 27. 
 
Board members will consider a recommendation to award the contract to upgrade and replace portions of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning building automation systems at the primary school and the high school to low bidder Frazier Service Co. in Atlanta at a cost of $86,000.
 
"It's an antiquated system that we have, and we need to upgrade our operating system to Windows 10," Superintendent Dr. Marc Feuerbach said. "That helps us stay up and running. These are the only two schools that still are not where we need to be. We're operating in those areas in an antiquated way so we need to get that caught up to speed."
 
Feuerbach also will recommend submitting the required educational facility site application to the Georgia Department of Education for future construction of a new school on the Carter Grove property.
 
"Before COVID-19, we've been talking about our growth and our future and what that looks like, and we do have the land at Carter Grove and just trying to decide exactly what that's going to look like," he said. 
 
Submitting the application, which must be on file before a new school could be built, now is "not committing us to certain date," and it will be valid for five years, he added. 
 
The superintendent will recommend accepting the donation of a 2012 Hyundai Sonata from WBHF Radio to be used by the high school's automotive department to demonstrate certain car repairs.
 
"Kids will not be driving it," he said. "It will not be a school car to drive. It will be a school car for teaching purposes in our automotive department."
 
Feuerbach said he talked with instructor Steve Corrigan about the car, which has 67,000 miles on it, and he is "very, very excited about the opportunity."
 
The board will consider awarding the bid for property and casualty insurance to Brown & Brown at a total premium of $330,879, as recommended by McNeary Consulting.
 
The regular monthly meeting will be Monday at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 320 E. Church St.