Tuesday, July 21, 2015

McIntyre: Everything fine and dandy

Well, according to KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre, the school systems appears to be right on track with this year's budget.

As one of my WBIR colleagues reports:

It's a plan that includes two new schools for the county.

McIntyre presented a report Monday night to the County Commission about the schools' budget as of May 31st.

Knox County is set to build two new middle schools in Gibbs and Hardin Valley.

McIntyre says both revenue and expenditures are on track and generally similar to past years.

Knox County Schools saw a $5.4 million dollar surplus in sales tax revenue which gives them more flexibility.

Mcintyre says "We're feeling okay about where we are and we're actually feeling very good about the fact that we're seeing a slight increase in the trend on sales tax revenue, so that's good news as well."

The commission expressed some concerns about revenue collected for drivers' education and Medicaid reimbursements, but McIntyre says he expected to fall short in Medicaid because it's still a work in progress.

He says he doesn't anticipate any problems with drivers' ed.

I hope he's right but I'll believe it when I see it. Glass is always half full.

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