Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today's work session will include an update on ways to close a deficit of nearly $86.4 million.
Some Cobb Board of Education members aren't happy with proposed cuts to the projected fiscal year 2014 budget deficit of $86.4 million, and they've asked for other recommendations as they continue their deliberations. The budget update is on the agenda of Wednesday's school board work session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the board room at the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. The meeting also will be streamed live on the CCSD website. At an April 3 meeting, board members David Banks and Kathleen Angelucci were especially vocal about some of the proposed cuts that they believe would affect the quality of classroom instruction. They also were at odds with Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Chief …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The district has created a portal with fiscal year 2014 budget information.
Wednesday, April 10
The Cobb County School District has created a special web page with fiscal year 2014 budget information, including an eight-minute video and links to downloadable financial details, including the forecast and this year's budget calendar. Readers may also comment about the budget on that page. The district faces an $86.4 million deficit for FY 2014, and after a work session last week, the Cobb Board of Education urged officials to come up with altenatives to proposed cuts that some board members declared would affect the educational mission. Also on the page is information about the proposed "Strawman" concept for online learning, which could shift as many as 25 percent of all teaching positions in the county from the classroom by 2018. It …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Board Vice Chairman David Morgan, who represents South Cobb, said he preferred a budget alternative that saved most of the district's reserves with five furlough days and increased class sizes.
The Cobb County School District has to go back to the chalkboard after the Board of Education failed to approve the fiscal 2013 budget Thursday night. The school board has until June 30 to pass a budget for the year that starts July 1, but after the extensive, often passionate debate Thursday, the path forward is unclear. A special meeting will be scheduled to search for an answer. The seven board members staked out at least four distinct positions on the proposed $841.9 million budget—none of them matching the administration's recommendation. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Chief Financial Officer Mike Addison entered the meeting recommending the same budget that the school board passed April 26 on a preliminary basis. It features 350…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Citizens can give their input up until May 17, when the Board of Education will vote on the fiscal 2013 budget of $841.9 million.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The $841.9 million tentative budget for fiscal 2013, which runs from July 1 to June 30, 2013, is based on a projected enrollment of 106,591 students. The Board of Education approved the budget 6-1 on Thursday. It closes a projected $62.5 million deficit by increasing class sizes by an average of two students, reducing the number of teachers by 350, furloughing employees for five days, cutting the school year to 175 days from 180, making media center paraprofessionals part-timers, delaying step raises by half a year, and spending $21 million of reserve funds, among other actions. The school board will hold a public forum on the budget at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Central Office. Members will discuss changes at their 8:30 a.m. work session May …