School board approves budget, sign purchase

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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In a special meeting on Monday, Gentry School Board members approved a consolidated budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The budget, which must be submitted to the state this week, is very similar to the 2011-2012 budget, with a slight reduction in teacher salaries due to new teachers coming in at a lower step on the pay scale. The budget projects an ending balance in operating funds at $1.56 million, a target the district has held since being released from fiscal distress a few years ago. By a three to one vote — David Williamson, Coye Cripps and Randall Bolinger voting in favor and Clarence Kreger opposing ; Jim Barnes, Dani Cypert and Gary Dunlap were absent — the board approved the purchase of a LED sign for the school district to be placed at the south end of Otis Street, to direct people to the school and keep the community informed of school activities and events. The bid price of the sign from Stewart Signs — already a state approved bid — is $15,776, with installation cost estimated at appr

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