By Michelle Key

The Lee County School Board met last Tuesday night to discuss and vote on the FY2019 budget. Chief School Finance Officer Ken Roberts led the discussion. The budget includes an anticipated revenue from all sources of $126,455,099 with the General Fund revenue representing $85,648,717 of the total. The Lee County Board of Education services 14 schools within the county.
In other business, the board:
– approved a bid from Cooks Pest Control for monthly pest control services in the amount of $26,880.
– tabled the vote on the bid from Cooks Pest Control for an Annual Termite Treatment in the amount of $113,723.75 until additional information can be gathered
– approved for the superintendent to negotiate an HVAC Maintenance and Repair contract due to no bids being received during the prescribed period of time that bids were being accepted
– approved out of state field trips for the Beauregard High School track team for track competitions
– approved out-of-state field trips for Beulah High School band
– approved out of state field trips for Smiths Station High School football team and the SSHS yearbook committee
– approved the financial reports for the month of July 2018. Roberts reported that the end of July represents 83 percent of the fiscal year and that as of July 31, revenue was 84 percent while expenditures came in at 81 percent. According to Roberts, the increase in revenue is from district sources within the county
– following an executive session, the board approved several human resource recommendations, and pupil personnel recommendations
The LCSB’s next meeting will be Oct. 9.