HC BOE submits tentative FY2019 budget, 2.0

The Hart County Board of Education presented the FY2019 budget at Monday night’s meeting, or at least the 2.0 version of it. The budget was originally presented at last month’s meeting but a couple of very minor changes resulted in a delay of passage until July so the budget can be properly advertised and approved by board members.

For that reason, Hart County Charter School System Superintendent Jay Floyd said this was still a tentative budget.

Floyd talks about the minor changes to the budget from last month.

As I stated earlier at our previous meeting, there could be the possibility of some revisions, so this budget has been revised and highlighted with the two revisions,” said Floyd.

The superintendent then got a little more specific about the changes.

The reason why we had those revisions was because of the new employees that we added, that changed the salaries. There’s not much difference in the two budgets but there are a couple of numbers that are different. Also, the revenue for the nurses,” said Floyd.

The updated version shows a revenue total of $38,252,522 for FY 2019. That’s a drop of $650,353 from the current budget of $28,902, 875.

On the expenditures side, the FY2019 budget calls for 38,353,522 as compared to the FY2018 budget of $28,902, 875.

The difference is being made up in a number of areas with the primary one being instruction. The instruction budget has been cut $421,626. Pupil services also saw a cut as well, losing $71,555 from their 2018 budget.