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Decatur School Board to discuss charter renewal, budget primer presentation


Decatur School Board to discuss charter renewal, budget primer presentation

The Decatur School Board met on Tuesday, June 14, to discuss the superintendent search and an RFP for custodial services. Photo by Zoe Seiler.

Decatur, GA — The City Schools of Decatur School Board will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The meeting will be held in person at the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Ave., and via Zoom.

The school board will discuss a charter renewal contract. The school district’s charter will expire in June. CSD must file a renewal application by Feb. 1 in order for the charter to be placed on the State School Board agenda, according to the agenda packet.

Here are the meeting access instructions:

The board will continue the practice of streaming meetings via Zoom and available at the following link.

Join the Board Meeting: https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/95614159391

To join by phone dial 1-646-558-8656 or +1-301-715-8592

The webinar ID is 956 1415 9391.

To view the meeting agenda, click here.

To make a public comment, in-person attendees can register online before the meeting or upon arrival by scanning a QR Code on the Board Room entrance. Registration will ensure that the district collects information necessary to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing. Please ensure the name you enter on the form matches the name you use(d) to sign-up. If the names do not match, it will not be possible for you to be recognized to participate in public comment. To sign up for public comment, click here.

The school board will also discuss the budget primer presentation, which begins the fiscal year 2024 budget process.

The school system’s budget breaks down into four categories — the school nutrition revenue budget, the special revenue budget, the capital projects budget and the general fund budget. According to the presentation, there is about $87.8 million in the general fund, $8 million in the capital fund, $3.2 million in the school nutrition fund and $2.6 million in the special revenue fund.

“The general fund is the district’s largest source of revenue and the chief operating fund,” the presentation states. “It is used to account for all financial resources of the school district, except for those required to be accounted for in another fund.”

The major revenue influencers of the general fund are enrollment growth, changes in local funding sources and the state budget. CSD’s largest general fund expenditure is instruction at $54.5 million. Items that impact expenditures include enrollment growth, step increases, cost of living adjustments, TRS employer contribution, state teacher scales, and allotment assumptions.

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