School board approves millage rate and budget for 2013-2014

Holmes County District School Board 9-17-2013
Holmes County District School Board
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 03:45 PM.

BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board approved of Resolution to Adopt Millage Rate at 7.396 and Resolution to Adopt Budget for 2013-2014 at $32,933,665 during their regular meeting on Sept. 17, with the millage rate being approved with a vote of four to one, with Board member Debbie Kolmetz voting “no.”

“We were able to break down the funding in much more depth than we’ve ever been able to before,” said Finance Officer Larry Hawkins. “We’ve got it broke down to where we can see the cost of each student. We’re still not back to the peak we were at in 2008 but we’re functioning.”

Local resident Janet Watson was present to ask about improving the school lunch program at Poplar Springs School.

“Thanks to Mrs. Obama we’ve had to undergo changes in the lunch rooms, though the only thing that’s changed is that they’ve added salads,” said Watson. “My children are coming home hungry.”

Chair Rusty Williams agreed that changes could be made to better the lunch selection at Poplar Springs School.

“I know we’re following the state guidelines when it comes to providing school lunches,” said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. “We can look at additional programs and see what we can do.”

Watson also added that the gym’s air conditioning needed to be fixed.

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