Board of Education to review 2020 tentative budget Tuesday


DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Board of Education members are expected to review and approve a   tentative FY 2020 budget when they meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Board of Education Building at 28 Main Street.

The tentative budget is $50,696,932, an increase of about 3.54 percent from the 2019 approved budget. The school system anticipates revenue and expenditure of $44,659,969 with a fund balance of $6,036,963 to start the year. Approximately $23,465,378 will come from ad valorem taxes.

The largest expenditure anticipated in the FY20 budget is $27,353,151 for instruction, followed by $4,442,191 for maintenance and operation and $3,060,738 for instructional support.

Under Action Items, the Board is expected to approve:

Updates to the Student Handbook;

Per Diem for board members Karen Armstrong, Doris Cook, and Elaine Wilson;

Updates to sick leave payout for retiring or resigning employees.

The Board will also recognize important achievements for educators and students, including:

  • Star Student Will Mulberry;
  • Star Teacher Laura Hendrix;
  • National Distinguished Principal Connie Stovall;
  • District 2019 Young Author Winners;
  • Kilough Elementary School Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team;
  • DCHS state literary meet competitors;
  • DCHS golf teams;
  • DCHS tennis teams;
  • DCHS soccer teams;
  • DCHS track team


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