Greene County Board Of Education To Vote On Budget

Monday, May 23, 2022
by Jim Miller - Radio Greeneville News

The Greene County Board of Education will meet Thursday at the Central Office.

On the agenda is approval of the General Purpose budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, along with budgets for food service and capital projects. The proposed $54.1 million budget includes a five percent increase in medical insurance and a two percent salary increase.

The proposed budget is $1.3 million less than the actual budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is $55.4 million, and is primarily due to a near zeroing out of capital outlay expenditures.

The proposed food service budget for the county schools for fiscal year 2022-23 is nearly $4.2 million, while the capital projects budget is at $1.38 million. Both are down from each of the last two fiscal years.

Several policy updates are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting, along with a request to increase base pay rates for all Extended School Program employees by $1.50 per hour. Currently, starting rates for ESP employees is $8.46 an hour, $9.74 an hour for assistant site directors and $12.30 for site directors, with step increases based on years of experience.

Thursday's meeting of the Greene County Board of Education begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office on West Summer Street.

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