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On Friday morning, the Rectorate of the schools of the city of Albertville voted to approve the budget for the 2023 fiscal year.

The school’s finance director, Christy Mead, first reviewed the budget before the school board at a special meeting called Wednesday. This week, the total number of ACS enrollments was 5,719 pupils, down slightly from the starting number of 5,777 last year, with 601 staff and employees.

Total expenditures are expected to be $94,599,493.31, which is higher than usual due to federal ESSER II and ESSER III COVID-19 relief funds, Mead said.

“Remember $15 [million] of this is your ESSER, and you still have $4 [million] for ESSER II,” she said. “So our budget is not always $94 [million]it’s usually around $60 [million] or 70 [million].”

The total debt stock in the budget is approximately $55 million. Some of that will be repaid as early as 2024, with the final installment currently scheduled for 2039. Superintendent Boyd English noted that the total debt has fallen by nearly $18 million since taking office in January 2018.

Total revenues are expected to be nearly $10 million less than expenses at $84,994,729.88, which will leave the system with an overall ending balance of $31,480,135.75 by September 30, 2023. Of the total of revenue, nearly $43 million will come from state sources, $27 million from the federal government, $14 million from local government, and $438,000 from other sources.

With a projected average monthly expense of $4,206,116.92, Mead said the system should have more than three months of operating reserve at the end of the fiscal year with $13,944,953 remaining in the general fund. The state requires all schools to have at least one month.

“A three-month reserve is very strong in this state,” English said. “…So I’m very, very proud that we’re in the financial position we’re in.”

Also at meetings this week, the board:

Approved the job description for a Special Education Transition Coach.

Approved the following personnel elements:

A. Retirements/resignations

1. Lisa Patterson, who is stepping down as a systemwide elementary teacher, effective Sept. 9.

2. Ashley Simpson, resigning as an CNP worker at AES, effective September 1.

B. Jobs

1. Ginger Quebrado, assistant librarian at AIS (replacing Jezzabel Munoz), as of September 6.

C. Volunteers

1. Anthony Burgess, volunteer flag football coach at AHS, effective September 2 through May 26, 2023.

D. Additional assignments

1. Brandi Randall, blog/newsletter at AKPK (replacing Ellen Sims), starting August 31.

2. Mary Killion, leadership team at AHS (replacing Anastasia Beasley), effective September 2.

E. Other

1. Dianna Adams, will receive an additional $250 for the Technology Team Supplement, paid for by AES Funds, effective September 2 through May 31, 2023.

2. Crystal King, to receive an additional $250 for the technology team supplement, paid by AES funds, from September 2 to May 31, 2023.

Approved the following independent contracts:

1. Christopher Sherman, freelance contract to serve as AHS Bass Drum Instructor, to be paid and not to exceed $1,500 from AHS Band funds, effective Sept. 20 through Nov. 1.

2. Noah Garrett, freelance contract to serve as visual instructor at AHS, to be paid and not to exceed $3,000 from AHS band funds, effective September 20-1.

3. Jeremy Stovall, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS band funds.

4. Pam Smith, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS band funds.

5. David Raney, freelance contract to serve as a judge on September 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Group funds.

6. Mary Bates, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Band Funds.

7. Christopher Moore, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS band funds.

8. Noelle Stovall, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Group funds.

9. Regina Raney, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Band Funds.

10. Amy Hagler, freelance contract to serve as a judge Sept. 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Group funds.

11. David Waters, freelance contract to serve as a judge on September 24, 2022 at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS Group funds.

12. Barry Galloway, freelance contract to serve as the Sept. 24 announcer at AHS for the Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational, to be paid and not to exceed $400 from AHS band funds.

13. Eddie Cox, independent contract to serve as additional support for residency verification of registered students, as determined by policy of the ACS Board of Directors, to be paid and not to exceed $3,400 from BOE, from August 21 to 31.

14. Eddie Cox, independent contract to serve as additional support for residency verification of student registrations, as determined by policy of the ACS Board of Directors, to be paid and not to exceed $24,000 of BOE, from September 1 to August 1. 30, 2023.

Accept the following quote for $8,628 which includes a $500 trade-in for old Thompson Sound Inc. equipment to upgrade the football field’s sound system.

Approved the following offers:

1. Bid 21-349 – New Career and Technical Academy to the lowest bidder, First Team Construction, for a base bid of $10,898,300 and reject all alternatives.

2. Offer 21-349A – New Colosseum Tape Installation to lowest bidder, Carmon Construction Inc., for a base of $6,228,844, accepts Alternative #3 for $137,000 and rejects all other alternatives.

Approved AHS FCCLA/Culinary Group to travel to Orlando, Florida April 21-25, 2023 for Culinary Contest, Behind the Seeds Tour, Career Forum and Celebrity Chef.

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