2015-07-02 / Front Page

BOE approves final budget and names McKinney as interim superintendent

Britt McKinney was named in­terim superintendent for Lincoln County Schools at a called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education held Tuesday, June 23.

She also serves as the director of special education and Title I for the system.

Superintendent Brian Campbell resigned earlier this year, and the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) is assisting the board in its search for a new superintendent.

During the meeting, Jason Le­Roy, board chairman, stated that the deadline for applications for the position was Friday, June 19, and the GSBA is currently reviewing the documents.

He went on to say that 11 complet­ed applications have been received: nine from Georgia, one from Texas, and one from Illinois.

At the conclusion of the discus­sion, the board agreed to hold a called meeting with GSBA repre­sentatives on Monday, July 6, at 3 p.m. to select applicants for the interview process.

In other business, the board voted to approve the FY 2016 Budget, which shows general fund rev­enues of $10,754,255, general fund expenditures of $11,018,681, total revenues of $13,903,359, and total expenditures of $15,900,546.

The $264,000 deficit in the gen­eral fund will be covered by the fund balance, with $1.6 million remain­ing in the account.

The budget calls for a two-per­cent raise for all personnel and a $370,000 increase in instruction. The increase covers the raises and associated expenditures as well as the hiring of a technology special­ist for K-5 and a part-time family resource facilitator.

There are likewise plans to de­crease the Debt Service Fund Bud­get for the new school by one mill.

In further business, the board:

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