Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Board of Education heard early forecasts for projected fiscal year 2014 numbers Wednesday.
The early budget forecast for the Cobb County School District for fiscal year 2014 was as gloomy as the weather Wednesday during a Cobb Board of Education work session. Cobb schools chief financial officer Brad Johnson told board members that his preliminary indications are for a $79.5 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. While the figure is preliminary -- state funding from the Georgia legislature and the 2013 Cobb tax digest are yet to be determined -- the long-term projections are even more grim, reaching an estimated $105 million deficit for fiscal year 2017. After struggling to close a $62.4 million gap for the current fiscal year last May, the school board faces a more daunting challenge, and not just in terms …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Cobb County Board of Education is holding a public forum Monday and hearing public comments Wednesday before finalizing the fiscal 2013 budget.
Monday, May 7, 2012
You still have time to make your voice heard on the fiscal 2013 budget for the Cobb County School District, but not much. The Cobb Board of Education is holding its annual budget public forum at 7 tonight at the Central Office, 514 Glover St., Marietta. It's an opportunity to make comments and ask questions about the $841.9 million budget for the year beginning July 1. The preliminary budget the school board approved on a 6-1 vote April 26 uses five furlough days, a 175-day school year, a half-year delay in step pay raises, $21.2 million from the reserve fund and a reduction of 350 teaching jobs, among other cuts, to close a projected $62.5 million deficit. If you can't make tonight's meeting, you can speak during the public-comment period…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Cobb Board of Education also will talk strategy with Northeast Cobb pastor Ike Reighard.
Northeast Cobb pastor Ike Reighard will help pump up the Cobb County Board of Education’s core this morning. Reighard, the spiritual leader at Piedmont Church and the CEO of MUST Ministries, is on the agenda for “core values training” at the board’s monthly work session, which starts at 8:30 a.m. That session will focus on revamping the Cobb County School District’s strategic plan, The Marietta Daily Journal reported. The plan runs through 2014 but rarely plays a role in school board decisions. The work session also will delve deeper into budget issues. The school district’s finance chief, Mike Addison, will give an update on the budget picture for the fiscal year starting July 1. It hasn’t improved much from January, when he warned of the…