District will have financial cushion


By D.A. WILKINSON

wilkinson@vindy.com

COLUMBIANA

Columbiana Board of Education ended the school year Tuesday by preparing for the next one.

Lori Posey, district treasurer, told the board the district should have a total $11.8 million in revenue.

Spending for the 2010-11 year was set at $11.5 million, which will leave the district with a financial cushion.

The board did not appropriate the funds for the year but instead passed a temporary appropriation covering July 1-Sept. 20 and totaling $2.1 million. The full appropriation will be considered at a later meeting.

Superintendent Don Mook told the board that the ongoing renovation of Joshua Dixon Elementary School “is going very well.”

Mook said some of the work will not be completed this summer as planned but should be done in early fall.

The board voted to buy two Trane heating and cooling units for the renovation project for $147,689. The district had those funds since officials decided not to change the school’s boiler as part of the renovation.

The old bus garage has been torn down, and a new one will be built.

The new metal roof at the school will be “colonial red” Mook said,.

In other action, the board approved a state-required Family and Civic-Engagement Team. Each panel will decide its membership, but the panels are to include parents, community representatives, business representatives and others.

Mook said the district is more involved in the community than many schools.

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