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Huntingdon School Board Approves Continuing Budget

Posted 6/23/20

HUNTINGDON (June 18) — The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met briefly Thursday evening and took action on several items, including the budget situation as the new fiscal …

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Huntingdon School Board Approves Continuing Budget

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HUNTINGDON (June 18) — The Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education met briefly Thursday evening and took action on several items, including the budget situation as the new fiscal year approaches. Also discussed was the process of developing a plan or plans for reopening schools.

Board members approved a motion to operate on a continuing budget due to the fact that the district has yet to receive vital information from the state regarding a certified tax rate and state education funding.

Director of School Pat Dillahunty announced she is organizing a “listening session” in the coming days to hear ideas and concerns about reopening schools. She hopes to solicit the participation of teachers, parents, principals, board members, nurses and other medical officials. Board chairman Dr. Lee Carter opined the state will need to make some changes and, if they do, he believes the district can develop a fluid, functional plan.

Members voted to declare a variety of broken or obsolete computer equipment as surplus items and approved school handbooks with no changes from the previous year.

The board also decided the district would remain a member of Tennessee Schools Systems for Equity. Dues for the organization are $1,905, which is consistent with the previous year.

Following board approval, money from the General Fund will be moved to Food Services for unpaid lunch charges. The funds will be reimbursed to the general fund after they are collected from those that owe.

Director Dillahunty announced the retirement of speech teacher Karen Carpenter and the employment of Brooke Canovan to replace her. Canovan worked for the district on a part-time basis last year.

The meeting adjourned in just under ten minutes.

Members will next convene Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the central office.

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