Thursday, April 18, 2013
Leaders met at Meadowcreek High School, where they tentatively approved the $1.8 billion budget for next school year.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education "tentatively" adopted a $1.8 billion budget for the 2013-2014 school year during a special called meeting earlier this week. Board member Louise Radloff made the motion to adopt the superintendant's recommended budget, which totals $1.76 billion. Board members then voted unanimously to approve it. The budget is a decrease of $12.8 million, or .7 percent, over the current year. Among the budget highlights are: There will now be two public hearings before the final adoption. The first public hearing is 7 p.m., May 9; the second public hearing is 6 p.m., May 16. Both meetings take place at the district headquarters in Suwanee. Final adoption of the budget is planned May 16, as well. The new millage rate …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The school board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 16, for a vote.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education is slated to hold two important meetings. First, the school board leaders will hold a budget work session and tentatively adopt the 2013-2014 budget on April 16. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in the band room (Room #4131A) at Meadowcreek High School, located at 4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard in Norcross. Secondly, the school board has scheduled an Area 5 meeting. The meeting takes place 7 p.m., April 16, in the theater at Meadowcreek High School. The meeting will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the theater lobby. District 5 is represented by board member Louise Radloff, who will preside at the meeting. Have school news or story idea you want to share, contact Local Editor Joy L. Woodson …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The GCPS superintendent recommends a budget of $1.76 billion, for the next school year, a decrease of .7 percent over the current year and could result in a millage rate increase.
Editor's note: The proposed GCPS budget for the 2013-14 school year would actually decrease by $12.8 million not increase as was previously reported in this story. To our newletter subscribers, please note the headline in the story that went out in our morning newsletter was incorrect. The headline and story have been corrected. Additional school resource officers, no teacher furlough days and stable class sizes are among the highlights in Gwinnett County Public Schools' 2013-2014 draft budget. The budget represents recommendations from the district's superintendent, J. Alvin Wilbanks. The first public hearing on the budget will be May 9. The second public hearing, the final budget adoption, and adoption of a tentative millage rate will be…
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Also, most class sizes will increase. The district is facing an $89 million revenue shortfall.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Gwinnett school system said Thursday that it will eliminate 54 vacant central-office positions and "release" some other employees as it copes with an $89 million revenue shortfall for fiscal year 2013. In the latest statement, Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks said, “Not a single option we are considering to balance next year’s budget is a ‘good’ one. That said, in these difﬁcult budget times, we are committed to presenting a balanced budget, doing everything possible to protect instructional time, valuing our employees, and implementing cost-saving measures wherever feasible.” Central-office positions generally refers to those at the Instructional Support Center in Suwanee. The shortfall is somewhat due to: The GCPS said its reductions …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Board work session and District I meeting also planned at Grayson High.
The Gwinnett County school system, also dealing with a controversial redistricting involving school clusters in Suwanee and Duluth, plans a tentative approval of its 2012 budget soon. The Gwinnett school board plans to tentatively adopt the $1.7 billion fiscal year 2012 budget on Tuesday, April 19, during a meeting and work session at Grayson High. The session is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Formal approval still would be required after any tentative vote. The school board also will hold a budget work session Saturday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. at its Suwanee headquarters. The system has proposed a budget that is 6.1 percent less than FY 2011. The GCPS budget calls for no layoffs, but no hiring except for critical needs positions. Also, …