Budget Time

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Click here for yesterday’s N&R story on the debut of next year’s GCS budget, this follows a briefing held earlier in the week.

N&R excerpt:

The Guilford County Board of Education got its first look at the 2008-09 schools budget at a meeting Tuesday, a $650 million spending plan proposed by the co-interim superintendents, Eric Becoats and Sharon Ozment.

About a third of the money in the budget request would come from the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, including operating expenses of $180.9 million.

That’s $15.8 million more than this year’s local funding, or a 9.57 percent increase.

“Up until now, this has been our baby,” Ozment told the school board. “I would remind you that after today, this becomes your budget.”

The school board will work on a final budget proposal, which must be submitted to the county commissioners by May 15.

If history repeats itself, the schools won’t get nearly as much local money as it’s seeking.

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And….there’s a Board meeting this evening. Click here for the agenda.

Of interest:

B. Academic Improvement Strategies Update
At the meeting of April 24, 2008, Dr. Mack McCary, chief academic officer, and Dr. Beth Folger, chief curriculum and organizational development officer, will present to the board an update on academic improvement strategies. If you have questions regarding this item, please contact Dr. McCary at 370-8106 or Dr. Folger at 370-2313, prior to the meeting.

And…

D. Discrimination Within Schools
At the meeting of April 24, 2008, Dr. John Morris, chief student services officer, will present to the board an update on the process of handling discrimination within schools. If you have questions regarding this item, please contact Dr. Morris at 370-8380, prior to the meeting.

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Long agenda…long meeting.

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2 Responses

  1. What discrimination? By Who? Against who? Sounds like someone wants to implement an expensive program to me.

  2. You got that right, Stormy. Sounds like there’s another Federal Grant to be had. If GC would stop chasing federal grants and just teach, we’d save money in the long run.

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