WARNER ROBINS -- Houston County schools are expected to see no furloughs next fiscal year, a sharp contrast to some area school systems.
We are fortunate, said Stephen Thublin, assistant superintendent for finance and business operations. There really are no reductions. Were doing very well.
Thublin presented Monday the districts preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year during the board of education work session. A tentative budget will be presented in June.
Total revenues for next fiscal year are estimated to be more than $216 million with an end of the year fund balance of more than $20 million, according to a district document.
Im so thankful there are no rifts, no furloughs, we are very blessed, Board Member Helen Hughes said.
Still, some expenditures are projected to increase next fiscal year as school systems will be required to pump more money into employees health insurance and retirement funds, Thublin said.
Total expenditures are expected to be around $221 million, according to a district document.
During the work session, school board members also heard a proposal to purchase 187 Smart cameras for classrooms that do not have any document camera technology. If approved Tuesday during the regular board meeting, the total cost would be about $85,000.
Additionally, board members reviewed a proposal to transfer a .36 acre tract of land to the city of Perry. The land, near Perry Primary School and Sunshine Avenue, is being used by the city for its recycling program.
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