NCSS col­lects $4M more in taxes than pre­dicted

The Covington News - - The second front - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

The New­ton County School Sys­tem will see a nearly $4 mil­lion in­crease in their an­tic­i­pated end of fund bal­ance, due to col­lect­ing more in prop­erty taxes and delin­quent taxes than orig­i­nally expected.

The school sys­tem orig­i­nally an­tic­i­pated re­ceiv­ing $14,096,531 as their end­ing fund bal­ance, ac­cord­ing to deputy su­per­in­ten­dent for op­er­a­tions Den­nis Car­pen­ter. The amount is now more than $18,000,000.

“[That is] due pri­mar­ily to our col­lect­ing more than the 95 per­cent we bud­geted for prop­erty taxes and the fact that the county col­lected more than $1.8 mil­lion in delin­quent taxes,” he said.

In other board news:

Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary School is set to re­ceive the USDA Fresh Fruits and Veg­eta­bles Grant (only avail­able for schools with a free and re­duced pop­u­la­tion of 71 per­cent of more) for the third con­sec­u­tive year. The school will re­ceive $27,877.25 for the school year.

Vet­er­ans Memo­rial Mid­dle School me­dia spe­cial­ist Les­lie Cole­man was named the South Metro Dis­trict Li­brary-Me­dia Spe­cial­ist of the Year by the Ge­or­gia Li­brary Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion. She will be en­tered into the com­pe­ti­tion for the Ge­or­gia Li­brary Me­dia Spe­cial­ist of the Year award.

The New­ton County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will meet Tues­day at 7 p.m. for their monthly meet­ing.

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