Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 4, 2014

BOE approves budget amendments

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Board of Education approved two budget resolutions at its May 22 meeting to ensure adequate funds for employee health premiums and budget revenue from the state that was not expected when the budget was approved last year.

"We found some errors and some insurance premiums being paid out of the wrong line, but we're still $40,000 short in that line," said Bob Scarbrough, chief financial officer for the school system.

The budget resolution reallocates $30,000 from other student support medical insurance and $10,000 from regular instruction program medical insurance to increase the special education program medical insurance account line by $40,000.

Josh Stone, 4th District representative, moved to approve the resolution, which was unanimously approved.

The school system also received $59,003.02 in additional revenue from the state for high cost services for students who may not have been enrolled in Cumberland County Schools at the beginning of the year. Those funds were budgeted to educational assistants, $36,546.37; other salaries and wages, $12,609.04; social security, $4,513.74; and state retirement, $5,333.87.

Richard Janeway, 2nd District representative, moved to approve the budget amendment, which was approved unanimously.

The board also approved several line item budget amendments to ensure adequate funds are available to close out the budget year. Janeway moved to approve the following, which were unanimously approved:

•decrease expenditures in the transportation budget for transportation equipment - buses, $12,221, and maintenance and repair services, $6,271, and increase expenditures for other charges, $2,681, and vehicle parts, $15,811;

•decrease expenditures in the regular instruction budget series by $94,800 for teachers and increase expenditures by $400 for educational assistants and $94,400 for medical insurance;

•decrease expenditures in the Career and Technical Education budget series for T&I construction materials, $30,884.70, and non-certified personnel, $300, and increase expenditures for travel, $22,000, certified personnel, $300, and medical insurance, $8,884.70; and

•decrease expenditures for central cafeteria fund for unemployment compensation, $2,500; disposal fees, $1,000; other contracted services, $35,066.31; utilities, $1,006.84; and other charges, $3,647.72; and increase expenditures for maintenance and repair services — equipment, $4,328.06; commodity delivery, $12,809.96; equipment and machine parts, $9,066.66; office supplies, $2,020.68; and other supplies and materials, $14,995,51.

In other business, the board approved the following:

•Add Larry Triplett as a volunteer at Martin Elementary;

•Add Kaye Blakely and Jeremy Shoemaker as volunteers at Cumberland County High School;

•Add Gregory Maxwell Jr. as volunteer for special education summer school program;

•Field trip to U.S. Air and Space Center in Huntsville, AL, June 2-3 for Brown Elementary;

•CCHS yearbook staff workshop in Murfreesboro June 10-11;

•SMHS wrestling team camp in Chattanooga June 19-22;

•SMHS yearbook staff workshop in Murfreesboro June 10-12;

•Contract with Stellar Therapy for speech language therapy services;

•Scholastic Insurors, Inc. as provider of student accident insurance at CCHS for the 2014-'15 school year;

•Contract with Josten's Publishing for yearbook services at CCHS for the 2014-'15 school year;

•Grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation to Crab Orchard Elementary to accept a $10,000 grant for physical education curriculum.

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