The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board on Tuesday approved a $40.8 million operating budget for the 2019-20 school year.

In a called meeting, the board unanimously OK’d a budget that calls for $40.9 million in revenue and creates a $105,423 surplus for the year.

Broken down, the budget sees $34.8 million in general revenue, with $11 million from local taxes and $22.6 million from the state. Another $1 million is expected from the federal government and 16th Section sources. Added to that is $5.5 million in special revenue, mostly from federal sources.

On the expenditure side, the district will spend $21.7 million on instruction and $17 million on support services.

The board also voted Samantha Milton as its president. She’ll replace Deirdre Mayes, who resigned her seat effective at the end of the month. The board has 60 days to appoint a replacement for Mayes.

The Greenwood School District and the Leflore County Public School District will be dissolved at the end of June and be replaced Monday with the consolidated district.

In its final meeting before it becomes the sole school board for Leflore County, the board also approved a special education budget for the coming school year, a salary schedule for the district’s administrative staff, registration dates for the new school year, a special education policy for the new district, and changes to a policy that allows children of employees who live outside the district to attend district schools.

The school board would not provide copies to the media of the documents it approved, directing reporters to call the district’s attorney in the morning to discuss the matter.

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Old Buffalo

This is going to be a worse boondoggle than the last two boards combined. Pun intended.

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