Monday, May 14, 2012
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COVINGTON -- The Newton County Board of Education has called a special budget meeting for tonight.
The school board will meet at 5 p.m. today in the board room at the Newton County BOE building, which is located at 2109 Newton Drive NE in Covington, to discuss the 2012-13 school year budget and other matters of interest, according to the agenda released Friday.
Board members got their first look at the tentative budget last week during the monthly work session, when NCSS proposed a more than $135 million budget for next school year.
After the budget proposal, school board Chair Eddie Johnson requested information from the Newton County School System about how adding one or two students per class would impact the budget financially; board member Shakila Henderson Baker said if NCSS is looking at that option financially, she would like to see how that would affect schools academically.
The board had discussed during the work session meeting in a special called meeting to discuss more detailed figures and other information related to the budget, but did not set a meeting until Friday.
During tonight's regular session monthly meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the same location, the school board plans to adopt a tentative budget. However, the budget can change until the board is scheduled to adopt a final budget on June 19.
From June 26 through July 17, the school board may hold public hearings related to the millage rate for next year, according to its budget calendar. The board plans to adopt a millage rate on July 17.
Meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Newton County BOE building at 2109 Newton Drive NE in Covington.