School Board sets millage, approves budget

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 06:47 PM.

Other projects include construction and remodeling of the Chipley High School gym lobby, construction of a consolidated bus barn, a track for Vernon High School and a Vernon Middle School baseball field and expansion of the Chipley High/Roulhac Middle cafeteria.

Maintenance and renovation projects planned for the district include maintenance of various schools and district plants and roof repairs, classroom renovations at Vernon Elementary, renovations at the historic Chipley High, public restroom renovations and lighting improvements on athletic fields.

The district also plans to purchase 10 new buses this year, to replace school and district plant furniture and equipment, upgrade the district’s technology infrastructure, according to the report.

The final budget hearing will be held on Sept. 9 at 5:05 p.m.

The next regular school board meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12. There will be an executive session prior to the regular meeting, beginning at 4 p.m., Superintendent Joe Taylor said.

The Aug. 12 meeting will also include a public hearing at which the board will consider adopting or revising school board policies and procedures, the code of student conduct and the pupil progression plan.

Taylor said the board plans to recognize the district’s 18 students who received perfect FCAT scores at the Aug. 12 meeting.

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