Bibb school board amends budget

The Bibb County school board voted in its monthly committee meeting Thursday to amend for the fifth time the system’s 2009 general budget.

The school system decreased its anticipated revenue $2.25 million in the amended budget. The adjustments made were a decrease in interest income, some tax income and a $3.6 million reduction in health insurance reimbursements from the state.

The school system also plans to reduce spending by $1.6 million in various adjustments, leaving a $9 million reserve fund in the 2009 amended budget compared to a $9.9 million reserve balance in an earlier version.

During a time when the state and local financial picture is a moving target, “we’re just trying to adjust our budget and put it in line,” said Ron Collier, the school system’s chief financial officer.

The school board meets next Thursday at 6 p.m. at King-Danforth Elementary to take its official votes.