If approved, the spending resolution will go into effect July 1 and will be based on one-twelfth of the proposed $518 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
While the budget year begins on July 1, the spending resolution, a routine item passed in recent years, intends to bridge the month-long gap until the final budget is approved at the July 25 school board meeting.
The resolution says the budgeting process “has been delayed as a result of Cherokee County Government’s delay in receiving final digest approval,” and the resolution is necessary pending the 2012-13 budget approval.
Also at the meeting, School Board Attorney Tom Roach will present information regarding the establishment of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, per the request of Board Vice Chair Janet Read.
According to the meeting agenda, the newly created organization seeks funding and resources to enrich district schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.
The foundation will apply for nonprofit status, which will allow donating parties to make tax-deductible contributions to benefit the district.
The board will be asked to support a resolution in support of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation.
Read said Friday the foundation will allow community members and businesses to support the entire district rather than just their local school’s Parent Teacher Organization or school fundraising efforts.
“It would allow resources to be put where the most needs are,” Read said. “With the way the budget is now, we need to do something. We’re constantly looking for creative ways to get additional funding.”
Also at the meeting, the board will:
* Discuss creation of complete audio and video recording of all Board of Education meetings made available on the district’s website, per the request of Board Member Michael Geist
* Discuss Superintendent Frank Petruzielo’s recommendation for technical modifications to school board policies on first reading
* Consider the superintendent’s recommendation for approval of school nutrition bids for milk, bread and produce as well as safety shoes and hair nets
* Consider the superintendent’s recommendation for approval of proposed year-long plan for improving career, technical and agricultural education, including list of planned district Career Pathways and funding applications. The fiscal year 2013 budget for these programs includes state Quality Basic Education and local funds of slightly more than $7.3 million and estimated federal grants of $228,645.
* Recognize state and region champions; 2012 SSTAGE Star Awards recipients; Young Authors Writing Competition winners; Woodstock High School students for winning the International Environmental Project Olympiad award, winning the DECA International Career Conference award and the Environmental Club for winning the Georgia Senior School of the Year award; River Ridge High School Yearbook Staff for winning a national award; and an Indian Knoll student for winning the Sons of the American Revolution state award.