School board approves budget | Local News
MOULTRIE, Georgia – The Colquitt County School Board accepted the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 at Tuesday night’s meeting.
Colquitt County CFO Jeremy Jones presented the budget ahead of the meeting, outlining the county’s income, expenses and profits. According to his report, the income and expenditure of the General Fund budget is expected to show a profit of $ 4.09 million at the end of the fiscal year.
The FY22 budget went into effect on July 1 and does not include any tax increase. Expenses for the year include a step increase in state salaries; Increase of the teachers’ pension system from 19.06% to 19.81%; hourly wage increases for paraprofessionals, custodians and “local teachers’ schedules”; an employer contribution of 403 billion in annuities and a work attendance incentive of up to $ 1,000 per person, according to Jones.
The council voted to accept the proposed budget unanimously at the regular meeting.
At the start of Tuesday’s meeting, the CCBoE spoke with representatives of the Georgia State Boards Association via Zoom. The GSBA talked about doing a “SWOT” analysis of Colquitt County. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, according to GSBA Strategic Planning Department Representative Steve Barker.
Starting in August and over the following months, the GSBA will send out various analyzes both internally of the board and the community at large to assess the “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in Colquitt County. “said Barker.
In other action taken by the board, final dates have been presented for the schedule of working session meetings which will begin in July.
Council members have re-accepted a plan for data collection and recovery after a disaster. The plan was originally adopted in July 2008 and is to be reviewed annually in accordance with board policy, which was provided by the Office of the Superintendent.
They also accepted a landscaping services contract from Charles Lawn Care of Moultrie. The company will be responsible for “basic maintenance of lawns, shrubs and other services,” according to facilities manager Rick Gehle. The contract was approved at $ 70,200 per year.
Gehle also recommended acceptance of a contract provided by Advanced Athletic Surfaces to repair structural cracks on the tennis courts at Packer Park. The board accepted a lump sum contract of $ 34,200 from Advanced Athletic Surfaces, which guarantees that “all work will be free of cracks returning to the applied areas for five years,” according to the memo provided to the board by Gehle.
The board of directors also accepted a new recap of tire offerings at a total cost of $ 271 from Southeastern Commercial Tires and the purchase from Frontline Human Capital Management.
“It’s an easy to use way for our candidates to do everything digitally. They can do their papers, see contracts and sign everything electronically, ”Superintendent Ben Wiggins told the board. The cost of Frontline is $ 33,032.42 in implementation fees and $ 16,000 in renewal fees, according to Wiggins.
In the final action, the board moved on to an executive session where they discussed personnel matters. These questions concerned the leaves and resignations of certified and classified employees throughout the county.