Newton County Board of Education members will hold a combined work session and board meeting June 25 at which they’re expected to approve the final budget for the 2013-14 school year and honor outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews.
The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the BOE building. It unanimously approved a nearly $149.5 million tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting in May.
According to the tentative budget, the school system has a beginning fund balance of $15,628,766 and with state and local revenues, the system has a total available sources balance of $149,493,603.
Expenditures total $139,975,257 — leaving the school system with an ending fund balance of $9,518,346.
The tentative budget was approved with the notion that board members would make a decision on cutting student transportation to Ombudsman, Newton’s alternative school, an idea that has led to much debate.
The board also has discussed possibly adding full-time nurses at each of the schools.
In addition to the budget, the BOE also will consider several school nutrition contracts, a waiver for alternative education, a class size resolution and several other agenda items.
The combined work session/meeting is set to follow a drop-in reception for Mathews, who is retiring and leaving for Louisiana.
The reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m., also at the Newton BOE building.
Another combined work session/monthly meeting is scheduled for July 16.
The BOE will go back to its normal bi-monthly meeting schedule in August.