The Board of Education has until June 30 to find a compromise that at least four members can support for fiscal 2013.
The Cobb County School District has to go back to the chalkboard after the Board of Education failed to approve the fiscal 2013 budget Thursday night. The school board has until June 30 to pass a budget for the year that starts July 1, but after the extensive, often passionate debate Thursday, the path forward is unclear. A special meeting will be scheduled to search for an answer. The seven board members staked out at least four distinct positions on the proposed $841.9 million budget—none of them matching the administration's recommendation. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Chief Financial Officer Mike Addison entered the meeting recommending the same budget that the school board passed April 26 on a preliminary basis. It features 350…
At the April 11 school board work session Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, through CFO Mike Addison, presented recommendations for the Fiscal 2013 School District Budget. These recommendations contained some drastic cuts in teacher and staff positions.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
By David Banks, Cobb County School Board Post 5 Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, through his CFO Mike Addison, presented recommendations for the Fiscal 2013 School District Budget at an April 11 school board work session. The recommendations contained some drastic cuts in teacher and staff positions, along with reductions in instructional time by imposing five furlough days and, increasing “average” class sizes by two students. Additionally, the budget proposal included utilizing approximately $21.1M from the existing “$100M Reserve Funds”. My question to Mr. Addison was, with $100M in “reserve funds” sitting in the bank, from a monetary standpoint is there any reason to make the above proposed budget cuts? Mr. Addison’s immediate …