Schools’ Budget To Be Approved Thursday Night

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board is expected to adopt a $20 million budget for next fiscal year at a meeting Thursday night.


The district changed their end of June meeting date to this Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in the school district office at Pittsboro.
Approval of the fiscal year 2011 budget is the first thing on the agenda. A public hearing on the budget was held last week. No one but school board members, district officials and local media attended.
The proposed revenues for next year are $20,098,701. Local sources made up approximately $3 million, federal sources $5 million and state sources $12 million.
Total expenditures were $20,569,116. More than $18 million of those costs are in teachers and support staff. The $470,414 difference from revenues will be made up from the school district’s fund balance.
Other items on the Thursday agenda include:
•Personnel – Catherine Jones’ resignation as teacher, to be replaced by Jody Clark; resignations of teachers Shauna Bostick, Lauren Tutor and Bruce Coffey;
Kyle Clark to transfer into Suzette Logan’s position; Lila Vest and Veronica Maldonado hired as ELL tutors; LaShon Shaw hired as SpEd aide;
Substitute teachers set to be hired are Betty Edwards, Elizabeth Massey, Connie Hanley, and Christi Stacy at BUES; Jacqueline Lynette Freelon, Don Ball, Juanita Norris, Linda Tedford, Charlotte Weeks, and Alison Tyler at BHS; and Cathy Fleming at CTC; Edward Venson resigning as custodian/bus driver; Jackie Hightower hired as custodian at CTC;
Camilla Miller and Carol Hardin resigned as bus aides; Kyle Clark hired as substitute bus driver; Gloria Bean hired as substitute classroom aide; Casey Cooksey hired as substitute bus supervisor.
•Student transfers of Bryan Austin Barefield and Nickolas Caine Barefield from Calhoun to Houston; Randi Turner and Rebecca Parker from Calhoun to Pontotoc; and Alyssa Green from VES to CCES; Dennis Ryan Washington and Brandon Washington from Houston to Calhoun; Marley Davis Hurst from Calhoun to Oxford.

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