Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell said that the total projected revenue for the budget is $13.5 million. According to Sara Blount, chief school finance officer, there will be more than $14.3 million in expenses. The board will cover the excess with money from its reserves, Blount said.
Blount said 80 percent of the expenses, about $7.9 million are in payroll costs.
The budget also includes money to pay for iPads, recently introduced as part of an initiative to issue the tablet computers to students in grades 4-12. Campbell said the iPads recently purchased for students cost $350,000 for three years, or the length of their lease. The iPads purchased last year cost the board more than $82,000, Campbell said.
During a called work session after the budget meeting Campbell announced a public meeting will be held in the Jacksonville High School cafeteria Thursday night to discuss a possible middle school construction project and options for a new location for Kitty Stone Elementary School.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at the board office on the campus of Kitty Stone Elementary.
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