Press "Enter" to skip to content

School board closes book on 2010-2011

At a special year-end meeting last Thursday, the Mathews County School Board adopted a resolution asking county supervisors to allow the division to use the approximately $11,000 remaining in excess revenues to replace a dishwashing machine for the Lee-Jackson Elementary School cafeteria.

The board met at 7:30 a.m. in the school board office conference room to approve payment of its final claims for the 2010-2011 school year. With the payments being made, the school system ended the year with a $0 balance, based on its $12.3 million budget.

However, the school had $11,126.28 in "excess revenue"—unbudgeted money from sources such as federal Title I funding.

"It’s a little too close for comfort for me," vice chairman Jen Little said of working down to a zero balance. However, she added, it is "impressive how we were able to stay within budget with a very, very tight budget." She went on to praise the central office staff for their diligen...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.