County, city school budgets announced

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/20/16

The Jasper City Board of Education and Walker County Board of Education have approved their budgets effective Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017.

The Walker County BOE is predicting total expenditures and fund uses of …

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County, city school budgets announced

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The Jasper City Board of Education and Walker County Board of Education have approved their budgets effective Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017.

The Walker County BOE is predicting total expenditures and fund uses of nearly $91 million. Expenditures are calculated from the general, special revenue, debt service, capital projects and fiduciary trust and agency funds.

On Sept. 30, 2017, a total funds ending balance of just over $14.5 million is expected.

Expenses are up, as last year’s expenditures were around $82.7 million.

The county schools’ 2016-17 expenses include total teacher salaries of nearly $23 million; purchased services, such as utilities and food service, of over $5.5 million; materials and supplies of nearly $8.5 million; capital outlay expenses for items such as school buses, building improvements, computer hardware, etc., of nearly $6.5 million; and other expenditures, such as license fees and association dues.

Jasper City Schools approved total expenditures for all uses of just over $29 million, with a projected total funds balance of roughly $12.5 million.

Their expenditures are determined from the general, governmental special revenue, debt service, capital projects, proprietary enterprise/internal and fiduciary funds.

The city schools’ expenses include instructional services of nearly 16.5 million; instructional support services of around $4.2 million; operation and maintenance of just over $2.2 million; auxiliary services of $2.7 million; general administrative services of nearly $979,000; and debt service of nearly $500,000.

Expenditures are up slightly for the city school system this year by around $2 million.

County Schools are reporting total state revenues of just over $46.2 million; total federal revenues of nearly $9.9 million; and total local revenues of around $21.7 million.

The county schools’ received local county sales tax revenue of $11.35 million and district regular ad valorem of just over $1.5 million.

Jasper City Schools are reporting total federal revenues of just over $2.2 million; total local revenues of just over $10 million; and total state revenues of roughly $15.5 million.

The city board of education received county regular ad valorem revenue of $718,000, county sales tax revenue of nearly $3.9 million and district sales tax revenue of $2.3 million.