Richmond County supervisors approve schools’ appropriation request 3-2
The Richmond County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to pass the Richmond County Public Schools Fund Carry Over Resolution. In favor were supervisors Richard Thomas, Robert Pemberton and Lee Sanders. Opposed were supervisors John Haynes and Jean Harper.
Per the resolution, the Richmond County School Board requested from the board of supervisors an appropriation of additional state revenue of $276,638 for the 2013-2014 school year.
Superintendent Greg Smith in April said that a jump in students’ Average Daily Membership at RCPS, a major part of that being due to increased enrollment of out-of-county youth, contributed to the additional state funds.
This past school year, the ADM jumped from 1158 to 1215, thereby raising enrollment to where it was three years ago. Smith said that the non-resident population, which the schools claimed to be 57 last school year, had risen to approximately 110 students.
Of the new state revenue, $113,488 has been earmarked for county use; the rest will be used to replace/repair the 36-inch drain line that traverses the Richmond County Public School campus at an approximate cost of $75,000, and the grading/paving of the parking lot of Richmond County Elementary School will…
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