School board to hold called meeting on budget

From Pulaski County Schools

The Pulaski County School Board has scheduled a special called meeting for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, to vote on the final approved budget for the 2022-2023 school year.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Pulaski County School Board Office.

The revised state budget provides an additional $681,126 over what the School Board approved in March 2022.  Pulaski County Public Schools initially requested $1,595,420 from the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors to meet its budget objectives but has since lowered this request to account for these additional state funds.  As part of the budget process, the state requires a local match for the school division to receive the additional $3,429,714 in state funding. That match for next year would amount to an $1,943,484 increase in local funds. However, the School Board has cut its requests to decrease this matching amount to $914,294, less than half of the required local match.

A detailed list and associated cost of the School Board’s budget objectives can be viewed on the agenda from the March 30, 2022 school board meeting at .

The Pulaski County School Board will evaluate during the special called meeting which of their budgeted objectives can be met if additional local funds are approved when the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meets on Monday, June 27, 2022.

The school division issued teacher contracts prior to the end of the school year and expects to be able to issue the remaining contracts and appointment letters for support personnel following this meeting.