Board of Education Continues Work on Budget

Monday, 14 May 2018

 A lot of budgets were reviewed and approved in the May meeting of the Cannon County Board of Education, all except the full budget.  Board members are still waiting on numbers from the Tennessee Department of Education.
The board approved the following:
·       Perkins Career and Technical Education
·       The Food Services 2018-2019 budget
·       The IDEA Budget
·       The federal programs for 2018-2019
Director of Schools William Curtis advised the board he would prefer to send a correct budget to the County Budget committee instead of an estimate. The board agreed and scheduled a special called meeting for Tuesday, May 15th at 6;30pm. The purpose will be for exam examining the budget with the hope the numbers from the state arrive prior to the meeting.
With the current estimate, the budget exceeds last year’s budget by $593,000.00.
In other items before the board;
Connie Foster from East Side School informed the board that the school was the recipient of a grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse.  The $5,000.00 grant will be applied toward the construction of a gazebo.  The total for the project is $10,000.00.  The remaining amount will be raised by the East Side Parent Teacher Association and fund raisers at the school. The board approved the project.
In light of the recent challenges from the TN Ready testing program. The board followed the recommendation of the director and approved having the TN Ready scores consideration in rating student and teacher grades to zero.
The next meeting of the board is a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm in the conference room of the board office.