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Mecklenburg school board closes books, buys autos

SoVaNow.com / June 25, 2014
The Mecklenburg County school division has closed its books for fiscal year 2014, ending the budget year with the purchase of two full-size Chevy Impalas for nearly $30,000 each.

School Finance Director Donna Garner said the cars would “be used for travel for conferences, etc.” to replace two old, existing fleet cars.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Thornton said the plan is to replace at least two cars per year, and as new cars are added to the fleet, older ones will be retired.

While discussing the fleet, trustee Glenn Edwards asked if anyone knew why one of the school’s cars had been parked on the street in Boydton for the past six weeks, without being moved. Neither Thornton nor Garner could answer the question but promised to look into it.

Edwards then asked why the vote to purchase the new Impalas did not take place during the regular meeting. Garner responded that she had been working on the purchase for some time, and that she first had to get Transportation Director Lee Livingston to agree to the purchase. He initially told her he only wanted to buy Ford cars.

Garner also said, based on her estimate, the schools will have almost $200,000 left over at the end of the fiscal year, but not all revenues were accounted for. However, as of June 23, the available balance in the general fund is $26,346, $314,379 is left in food services, $746,982 is left in federal funds and $93,036 is left in the textbook fund.

The $314,379 in food services monies and the $93,036 in textbook funds will roll over into next year’s budget, Garner said.

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Surprised our "masters" didn't buy themselves a couple of Caddies. Aren't these the same crybabies that are always broke and claim that everything is for the children? I cannot believe that automobiles could not have been purchased cheaper. "Our" school people have to have nice rides don't you know. Let the taxpayer eat cake!

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