Approves 2019 budget, five-year capital plan, routine items

Oneonta City Board of Education

The Oneonta City Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget for Oneonta City Schools at its Aug. 27 regular meeting. The budget outlines total expenditures for all uses for the fiscal year of $14.51 million, based on total revenues from all sources of $14.52 million.

The board also approved a projected five-year capital projects spending plan consisting of 11 projects totaling $10 million, with 10 of the projects covered by known funding sources. The funding source for a $3.5 million classroom addition to the elementary school (currently at or very near full capacity) is unknown. The project is currently proposed for 2023. The five-year capital plan is submitted annually to the Alabama State Department of Education.

In other actions, the board approved Superintendent Daniel Smith’s regular recommendations for school operations. It approved:

• an overnight field trip for the 5th grade gifted class to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

• an overnight field trip for the 6th grade to Camp Cosby April 3 through April 5, 2019.

• continued enrollment of two non-resident elementary school students and two non-resident middle school students for the 2018-2019 school year.

• accepting the resignation of Becky Kaaa, child nutrition program worker, effective Aug. 24.

• maternity leave for Kateland Sibert, high school math teacher.

• Krystal Hall as maternity leave teacher for high school math teacher Kateland Sibert.

• Michael McMinn as volunteer boys soccer assistant coach and Chase Campbell as volunteer varsity football assistant coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

• the Oneonta City Schools District Accountability Chart.

• the agreement for the middle school and high school to participate in the Varsity Brands IMPACT Program with BSN Sports.

Superintendent Daniel Smith made brief remarks noting the smooth start to the current school term, thanking the faculty and staff for their efforts. He also noted that a college and career night is scheduled for Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the school, and that school will be out for the Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday.

A quorum was present for the board meeting, consisting of members Ricky Hicks, Patrick Adams, Sharon Breaseale, and president Don Maples. Board member Steve Anderton was absent. The board’s next regular meeting is Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m.