Gilmer Board of Education ends 2017 with little action

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Education had little business at its year-end meeting.

Finances became the largest part of the meeting as the board had few other action items to consider. As of the end of October, the Board had a financial statement reaching $3,419,094 of expenditures over revenue. However, not unexpected in October, Gilmer County Charter School System Chief Financial Officer Trina Penland says it was not unusual as November starts seeing property taxes and revenue coming in.

Looking at last year, November saw 42 percent of their revenue collected. The Board then ended December of 2016 with 77 percent of the revenue collected, meaning the board will expect to drastically reduce its expenditures over revenue in the next two financial statements for this year.

While not needing approval, Gilmer County Charter School System Superintendent Dr. Shanna Wilkes provided an  informational report to the board at its work session for purchasing policy.Previously approved, the Gilmer High School Band is continuing with its purchases of new equipment as well as a new truck for the CTAE/ Ag department.

The final item of the night, the board approved Staff Recommendations for December.


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