School board approves working budget

Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Clinton County Board of Education approved the 2012-13 year working budget and took care of some other routine matters at a special call meeting Tuesday morning, September 25 with all members present.

Superintendent Charlotte Bernard discussed the working budget, the final of three presented annually but the one that the district actually lives by throughout the fiscal year.

The total budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year is $10,737,747.55.

Bernard noted that although SEEK funds were up some, the amount in carryover funds was down, as well as other revenues in some areas, making for a tighter than usual budget.

The final budget, she noted, made up for some shortfalls from May projections. She also noted that some federal and state grant programs have ended and have not been refunded for this year.

In relation to the budget, the board also approved a BG-1 (Buildings and Grounds) fund transfer to the Capital Outlay fund to pay on the debt service.

In other items, the board:

* Approved Greg Wells as co-signer on checking accounts beginning September 25, 2012.

* Approved an overnight trip for the volleyball team to travel to Lexington to attend a UK (women’s volleyball) game on Sunday, September 30.

Following regular business, Superintendent Bernard conducted a four-hour board work/training session prior to the meeting being adjourned.

The next regular meeting of the school board is scheduled for Monday, October 8 at 5 p.m. at the Central Office and is open to the general public.