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Board Of Education Reviews Budget

The Jackson County Board of Education (JCBOE) met in regular session last Thursday and reviewed next year’s fiscal year budget.

Director of Schools Kristy Brown informed the budget has been balanced and is similar to that of last year.

Brown said the budget will not be approved until the Jackson County Commission approves a tax levy and revenues are established, but she wanted to present the budget in a work session to allow for review and questions from the board.

“In July, I’ll have one that I will feel confident to recommend for approval,” she said. “When we know a more solid tax rate, know the value of the penny and take into account all of the possible grants or if there is anything else we know of… That kind of stuff will be added.”

Brown says the projected operational budget is balanced at $17 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal year with $350,000 in reserves.

Brown informed that with this budget if unexpected repairs or costs arise, permissions from the county would not be needed nor would loan services be needed.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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