Budget, millage adopted by school board

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM.

Six students who had left to attend a private school returned to Kate M. Smith, she added.

Vernon Elementary School was down by 2 students with 551 enrolled, and the WISE program showed an increase of 23 students, bringing the program’s student body up to 66, over the 43 enrolled in 2011.

Okeechobee enrollment was down 12, for a total of 106 students, and WHTC was down a total of 95 students for an enrollment of 320, as compared to 415 enrolled in 2011.

The Washington County School Board adopted the year’s millage rate and the 2012-13 budget Monday in a public hearing which preceded the September board meeting.

The millage rate is less than the 2011-12 rate at 7.975 mills, District Finance Director Lucy Carmichael told the board.

The board approved Resolution 12-03, adopting the millage rate and breaking it down into components. The board also approved the final budget of more than $92 million.

Cook also announced that the schools would be celebrating Patriot’s Day on Sept. 17 and Celebrate Freedom Week will be from Sept. 17 to Sept. 22.

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