ACS passes $15M+ budget for FY15

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Andalusia City Schools on Monday passed a more than $15 million budge for the 2015 fiscal year.

Highlights of the budget include:

• $8.3 million allocated for instructional services;

• $1.9 million for instructional support service;

• $1.5 million for operations and maintenance;

• $1.5 million for auxiliary services;

• $749,000 for general administrative services;

• $174,000 for capital outlay;

• $631,000 for debt services;

The system earned 111 units from the state; 13.3 units from other state sources; 31.64 units from federal funds; and fund 25.8 locally for a total of 182.08, all of which is based off of the average daily membership of the system from the previous school year, which was 1,751.35.

Superintendent Ted Watson told the Star-News Monday that he felt it was a good, strong budget.

“There is a lot of hard work that goes into this budget,” he said. “We want to be prudent with taxpayers’ money and be as transparent as we can be. I’d like to remind the public that our budget is available at anytime for them to look at.”