Alamance County

Information Item
Board Reviewed
May 7, 2018 9:00 AM

Alamance-Burlington School System Budget Request Presentation for FY 2018-19


Department:County ManagerSponsors:


  1. Printout
  2. 2018-2019 Budget Document_4.12.18.pdf

Issue/Action Requested

Alamance-Burlington School System staff will present the FY 2018-19 budget request to the Board of Commissioners.

Background/Purpose of Request

Dr. William Harrison will present the Alamance-Burlington School System's budget request for fiscal year 2018-19 to the Alamance County Board of Commissioners.

Meeting History

Apr 16, 2018 7:00 PM  Alamance County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
MOVER:Amy Scott Galey, Chair
SECONDER:Eddie Boswell, Commissioner
AYES:Amy Scott Galey, Bill Lashley, Eddie Boswell, Robert E. Byrd, Tim D. Sutton
May 7, 2018 9:00 AM  Alamance County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

Dr. William Harrison, Superintendent of Alamance-Burlington School System, presented the 2018-19 school system budget request. He lead off by reviewing the ABSS strategic plan goals, school growth, and merit based scholarships. He noted the specialized programs and the work of the Joint Facilities Task Force. Dr. Harrison mentioned that they are requesting a 0.5% supplement increase to get that back on track. He did not that the board had made significant increases to school funding which 20% of their funding does come from the county. Dr. Harrison said the system was requesting $45,849,143 which was an increase of $4,167,236 over the previous year. He detailed how the $4.1 increase would be allocated. He explained that the system would need $1.7 million for continuation of current programs; custodial programs would need $1.3 million; $530,817 for teacher supplements; $22,417 for assistant principal supplements; $16,902 for principal supplements; an additional $130,983 for specialized programs; and $375,000 for digital learning initiatives. He commented that he was requesting $1 million for capital outlay funding.

Commissioner Byrd observed that the county was not really adding anymore dollars to the operational budget . He said that the county was only adding about another $1 million to address the components of the strategic plan.

Chair Galey praised Dr. Harrison for his leadership with the school system for the last four years. She mentioned that the school system had advanced under his leadership.