Cunningham stressed, however, that these figures are subject to change. The board will have a better idea of the budget situation following a meeting scheduled for Oct. 3 in Montgomery.
Projected revenues, totaling $26,141,675, include $17,780,367 from state funds, $3,621,566 from local funds, $1,199,459 from local schools, $2,072,288 from federal programs and $1,467,995 from child nutrition.
Projected expenditures include $18,900,808 for instruction service and support, $1,471,570 for operation and maintenance, $3,092,284 for auxiliary services, $1,130,883 for general administrative services, $869,482 for capital outlay, $338,513 for debt service and $451,832 for other expenditures.
The budget is up from last year, Cunningham noted, because the system earned additional teacher units. She cautioned that with the states current financial situation, cuts of funds from such areas as technology and professional development are still possible.
The board, she said, does a good job of managing its funds.
On the subject of cutbacks, the board adopted a new travel policy until the budget is approved as discussed in a previous meeting.
“With the unknown, we feel like we need to adjust our travel procedures,” said Kay Davis, superintendent, Cherokee County Schools. “I’m going to reduce my travel, the board members will reduce their travel. We are urging them to share rooms if possible when they have to take a trip out of town. I will be staying with relatives whenever possible. We are also encouraging personnel who have to go out of town to drive back and forth whenever possible without having to stay in a hotel.”
The board, she said, will pay in-county travel for itinerate personnel only, Mrs. Davis said.
“Out-of-county travel will be approved to attend necessary meetings and workshops for professional development only,” Mrs. Davis said. “Vocational travel will be reduced by $300 per teacher. The total vocational travel allocation will be pooled and Mitchell Guice(principal, Cherokee County Career and Technology Center) will approve expenditures at his discretion. This will be our temporary travel procedure until times get better.”
In personnel action, the board:
lApproved a leave of absence for Amie Davis, a Centre Elementary School teacher, under the Family Medical Leave Act, Oct. 13 through Nov. 11.
lApproved posting of a special education teacher aide position at Cherokee County High School, effective Jan. 5.
In other business, the board:
lmet in executive session for more than an hour to discuss the good name and character of an employee but took no action following the session.
lApproved out of state travel for Frances Higginbotham who will attend an FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 13-16; Casey Young who will attend the Southeast Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct l3 and Barry Bailey who will attend the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.,Oct. 29-30. The board approved these trips with the understanding there will be no cost to the board.
lAccepted bids on paint from the Carpet Shop and on electrical supplies from Morgan Electric Supply