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School budget up in air until October meeting

By By BILL CRIST Publisher
Brewton City School Superintendent Lynn Smith said that he was unsure how the Amendment One vote would impact the schools in the coming year at Monday's school board meeting.
Smith will join other superintendents from around the state in Montgomery on Oct. 3, provided the state legislature approves a budget for the coming fiscal year by Oct. 1, as it is required to do by law.
Smith did say that he expected that the system would have to tap into local funds for textbooks, but that overall the system was in good financial order.
The board's next meeting will be held a week earlier than normal so that the year's budget can be presented. The budget for the coming fiscal year will be presented on Monday, Oct. 13.
The board voted to approve the Alabama Online High School guidelines for internet classes. The courses are high-school subjects and are designed to offer classes at schools where student count would not warrant a full class.
Smith said that there are currently 10 or 11 students at T.R. Miller High School taking internet classes.
Board member Lillie Dove will represent the system as a voting delegate at the Alabama Association of School Board's annual meeting in December.
The board approved a bid of $5,460 for 280 of copy paper. The low bid was submitted by Paper 101.
The board also accepted a resignation, which Smith said would be filled at the board's next meeting.