Cartersville BOE Approves FY 2015 Budget

The fiscal year 2016 budget does not include employee furloughs, and is based upon a 180-day calendar for students and 190-day calendar for teachers.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
The Cartersville City School Board has approved its fiscal year 2015 budget.

The budget is set at $34.6 million, which is a 3 percent increase over the current budget.

The increase is primarily due to increase in personnel cost from experience, advanced degrees and salary step increases.

The fiscal year 2016 budget does not include employee furloughs, and is based upon a 180-day calendar for students and 190-day calendar for teachers. 

The board also: 
  • awarded a bid to Game Time, Inc. for playground equipment at Cartersville Elementary, for a cost of $27.6 million, which would be paid from local school discretionary funds.
  • awarded a bid to Gunn Contracting, Inc., to do concrete repair work for the high school track, sole bid, in the amount of $11,150, which will be paid from SPLOST funds.
  • approved the joint cooperative bid with other school systems for various school nutrition items including paper products, shoes, food processing; and an extension of the current cooperative bid on ice cream, milk, produce, safety, uniforms, and general grocery items for 2014-15.
  • approved a recommendation from Public Entities of America to use Montgomery Insurance Company and Arthur J. Gallagher using AmTrust for workers compensation as compiled by McNeary Consulting.
The board also tabled for public review and comment a new policy on naming school district facilities and amending its policy on employee complaints and grievances

Residents who would like to provide feedback on the proposed policies can do so by scrolling to the bottom of the page of each policy and filling out the text boxes. 

The board will consider the proposed policies during its Monday, July 14 meeting, which will get underway at 6 p.m. Its corresponding work session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday July 10. 

Meetings are held at district's central office, located at 15 Nelson Street in Cartersville.


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