Greenville school board approves 2012-2013 budget

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:04 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In other matters …

The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education approved:
• Policy 719, teacher placement.
• Issuance of notes in anticipation of state aid.
• Installment purchase agreement for technology.

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting to approve the proposed 2012-2013 budget.

During Monday night’s special meeting, the board approved the proposed budget to put set in place for the 2012-2013 school year, which starts July 1.

There is the possibility the board will have to amend the new budget due to the fact the school is still waiting on figures from the state’s end, according to Chief Financial Officer John Gilchrist.

“We are starting off with a lot better footing this year than last year,” said Gilchrist said during a June 11 meeting.

Because the items on this meeting’s agenda were previously discussed at past meetings, the board did not have much discussion about the budget Monday night.

Also during the meeting, the board approved the donation of the Centennial Clock along with the donation of labor to install the clock. The school previously owned the clock and the Flat River Museum took ownership of the clock in 1912. Now the museum is donating the clock back to the school.

Superintendent Pete Haines said the school board must approve donations with values totaling $1,000 or more. He said both the clock and the labor each total well over $1,000.

Once the clock is installed at the new Legacy Field, Haines said a plaque will be placed that tells the whole story of the clock.

“It’s those stories people just love,” Haines said.

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