The Bibb County school board voted to continue with the sale of the old A.L. Miller High School complex at its regularly scheduled board meeting Thursday evening.
However, a fire set in the old gym of A.L. Miller last week, which was recently ruled an arson by authorities, has prompted the buyers -- A.L. Miller Village -- to ask for some more time to assess the property.
Jason Daniel, executive director of capital programs, said the only thing that changed was the sale date. He added that there’s been no discussion of changing the sale price of $250,000.
“Due to the circumstances with a fire to the facility, [the buyers] just wanted some time to assess the property,” he said.
Ron Collier, chief financial officer, presented the final budget from the last fiscal year.
“The books are closed and the auditors are here,” he said.
The school district, he said, ended FY 2014-15 with about $2.7 million better than what it expected.
Those extra funds have pushed up the district’s surplus revenue projections for the next fiscal year.
Bibb County school board members also unanimously voted to ratify the tax levy proposal after the proposed rate was advertised to the public two weeks ago.
The board adopted the rate at 17.945 mills, which is the same rate it’s been for the past six years.
Other contracts and items approved or voted on by the board included:
A contract in the amount of $181,085 was awarded to Flowers Baking Company, out of Thomasville, to provide bread products for the 2015-16 school year.
A contract in the amount of $861,583 to Mayfield Dairy Farms, out of Athens, Tennessee, to provide milk and other milk products for the 2015-16 school year.
A contract in the amount of $198,554 to renew the contract with Infinite Campus and K-12 solutions to provide hosting and software licenses for the 2015-16 school year.
A vote to donate 85 surplus TVs to nonprofit and/or charitable organizations.
To contact writer David Schick, call 744-4382 or find him on Twitter@davidcschick.