April 25th , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Range savings: $460,000

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Less than a week after closing Range Elementary, the Carter County Board of Education continued to discuss ways to address its budget shortage.

Photo by Danny DavisDirector of Schools Kevin Ward gave school board members a report on the state of the school system's budget during a workshop Wednesday. Ward said he was confident the budget could be fully balanced by the next fiscal year.

Photo by Danny Davis
Director of Schools Kevin Ward gave school board members a report on the state of the school system’s budget during a workshop Wednesday. Ward said he was confident the budget could be fully balanced by the next fiscal year.

On Wednesday, County Finance Director Ingrid Deloach and Director of Schools Kevin Ward presented board members with the state of the county’s budget during a workshop.

Outside of the Range closing, Ward and Deloach created almost $498,500 in cuts from the previous year’s budget. Although the Range closing added nearly $459,644 in additional cuts, a budget shortage of $37,856 still remains.
Despite the shortage, Ward said he was optimistic the budget would be balanced in time for the new fiscal year.

“We feel very confident that we can make up that difference,” Ward said.

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