Final Oconee County Schools Budget Sails Through
The Oconee County Board of Education unanimously approved a budget Monday for fiscal year 2013 that includes a millage rate increase and furlough days.
In record time, the Oconee County Board of Education convened Monday and passed a $53.2 million final budget for fiscal year 2013.
All Board members were present, there was no discussion, and the vote was unanimous.
The budget includes a property tax increase of 1 mil to 17.5 mils and two furlough days: Wednesday, Aug. 1 and Friday, March 29.
The final budget remained unchanged from the tentative budget approved in mid-May, which was advertised for at least four weeks, Assistant Superintendent of Financial Operations Randy Morrison confirmed following the meeting.
After approval of the budget, Board member Wayne Bagley stated he agreed to forgo receiving compensation for the upcoming year. Bagley was absent from the regular meeting earlier in the month at which the other four members chose not to receive any compensation for their services in FY13, the same decision they made in FY12 and FY11.
According to Chairman David Weeks, the move saves a total of $9,000. A Board member's salary is currently $1,800 per member, per year.
The meeting adjourned in under three minutes.
What do you think about the Board's decision to not receive any compensation?