Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 4, 2013

BOE approves budget amendments

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Board of Education approved line item budget amendments at its May 23 meeting.

In the central cafeteria fund, the board approved reallocating $2,000 from unemployment compensation, $8,000 from equipment and machinery parts and $2,100 from food supplies to communication, $550; maintenance and repair services—equipment, $3,010; maintenance and repair office equipment, $740; office supplies, $800; and food service equipment, $7,000.

"We had several break downs of equipment that required outside repairmen and needed additional paper and ink in the office. Also, we had a replacement of ovens and a range that were not expected," Kathy Hamby, supervisor of school nutrition, told the board.

Josh Stone, 4th District representative, moved to approve the $12,100 budget amendment, supported by David Bowman, 7th District representative. The motion was approved.

Also approved were two line item amendments to the Carl Perkins Federal Fund, moving $449.48 from medical insurance to other charges and moving $289.88 from Social Security to employer Medicare liability.

Stone moved to approve both, supported by Bowman. The motion was approved.

In other business, the board approved the following:

•Volunteers for 2013-'14 school year at South Cumberland Elementary. Volunteers are Andrew Keith Brown, René Michele Everitt Brown, Courtney Denise Clark, Darian Keith Dykes, Chelsey Brown Goins, Scot E. Hale, Megan Hollingsworth, Amy McCart, Charles M. Scarbrough, Gregory Lynn Street, Jeremiah Chase Wood, Jeremy Jay Wood, Randy Wayne Woody and Jason Eric Wyatt.

•Overnight and out-of-state field trips were approved for the Cumberland County High School yearbook staff to attend a workshop June 11-12; for Martin Elementary FCCLA students to compete at the national conference July 7-11; Stone Memorial High School track and field team to attend the state championship May 22-23; and an honors math trip for CCHS students to Atlanta May 30.

•Contracts were approved for vendors to provide services to students with special needs. Contracts were awarded to Therapy Works LLC for physical therapy services; to Global Therapies, Inc., Karyn Henderson, to provide occupational therapy services; Stellar Therapy to provide administrative, consultive and TennCare billing services for speech and language therapy; and for Karen Vaden to provide occupational therapy services.

•Partnership agreement between L.B.J.&C. Head Start and the school system to provide services to preschool children eligible for special education.

•Photography and yearbook contract for Martin Elementary with Inter-State Studio.

•Photography contract for Pine View Elementary with Strawbridge Studios, Inc.

•Photography contract for North Cumberland Elementary with Strawbridge Studios, Inc.

•Photography and yearbook contract for Pleasant Hill Elementary with Lifetouch.

•A school-wide fundraiser at Pleasant Hill Elementary to be held Aug. 19-Sept. 4.

•Disposal of surplus property at Phoenix School and Pleasant Hill Elementary.

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