Homewood City Schools passes fiscal 2023 budget

Homewood City Schools handed the fiscal 2023 budget on Sept. 13, with some colleges set to obtain some massive tasks.

The board signed off on a number of capital enchancment tasks for fiscal 2023, which can value about $11.6 million together with renovations to the house aspect of Waldrop Stadium and including extra parking at Homewood High School, amongst a number of different tasks, in line with the HCS budget for 2023. 

Renovations to the stadium will embrace the growth and enchancment of the locker room in addition to renovating the tub rooms.

“Our stadium hasn’t had vital work since 1997,” Homewood City Schools Superintendent Justin Hefner beforehand stated.

The plan additionally contains restriping the parking a number of all Homewood colleges, alternative of shingle roofing and air conditioner items at Shades Cahaba Elementary School, window glass alternative at Hall-Kent Elementary School and a five-year portray rotation for all colleges. 

The normal fund budget is ready at $68.4 million. 

The board budgeted native revenues with a 2% gross sales tax enhance, in addition to metropolis and property tax income. 

Sixty-five p.c of the budget shall be used to pay salaries and advantages, college provides and supplies, expertise and textbooks. 

Eleven p.c of the budget shall be used to supply college safety in addition to operations and upkeep. 

Twenty-four p.c shall be used to supply administrative prices, preschool packages, native assist funds transferred to every college, debt service, vitamin and capital funds. 

The college system has additionally benefited from federal COVID-19 aid funds, with $2.58 million out there to spend. Those funds shall be used for:

● Reading and math intervention tutors, math coaches, counselor, educational aides

● Health providers and provides, extra college nurse

● Computer {hardware} and software program licenses

● Summer studying packages and credit score restoration

● System-wide skilled growth


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