Campbellsville School Board discusses working budget

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Enrollment is up at district-wide, but especially at CES

By Zac Oakes


Campbellsville Independent Schools Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented the CIS Board of Education with the district’s working budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night.

The district will be working with a total budget of $14,639.415 with $10,338,795 in the General Fund. The district will be working with 749,978 in the contingency fund, approximately 7.2 percent of the General Fund budget. 

Approximately 7,729,242 will be spent on salaries and benefits including step and rank changes as well as increases to KTRS and CERS. Roughly 68 percent of the general fund budget is for salaries and benefits. 

Kidwell noted a few items for the board to consider in the working budget. Among them include an upcoming project, which will involve replacing the roof at Campbellsville Middle School. 

While the cost of the project is not certain at this time, as the school district has not bid out the project, Kidwell estimated it could cost in the neighborhood of $300,000. 

Other notable projects that could come within the next year that Kidwell advised the board to consider include replacing a maintenance truck at an estimated cost of $10,000; replacing an HVAC unit at Campbellsville High School at an estimated cost of $30,000-40,000; replacing exterior lights at CMS and CHS at an estimated cost of $30,000; and completing the track/soccer concession and entrance area at an estimated cost of $20,000, among other projects. 

At the meeting, Superintendent Kirby Smith also discussed enrollment numbers at Campbellsville Elementary School. 

Enrollment is up across the district, Smith said, but is particularly up at CES. The district had allocated for 534 students at CES, but currently there are 570 students. Due to the rise in students, the district posted an opening for a classroom instructor at the school, as well as an instructional assistant. 

The posting for the classroom instructor states that the applicant must possess a valid P-5 Kentucky Teaching Certification and pass a criminal record check and physical. 


In other news

• The board approved a BG5 closeout for the Durham Grandstand/Pressbox project, bringing the project to completion. 

• Academic Achiever Awards were presented to CMS students Deanna Reardon, Jacob DeBrot, Aaliyah Nunez, Luke McDonald, Mikaela Scharbrough, and Nate Mitchell. 

• Change Awards were presented to CMS Exceptional Child Educator Katie Wilkerson, CIS Public Information Officer Calen McKinney, and Green County Area Technology Center Welding Teacher Steven Thomas. 

• The board approved services for a speech language pathologist and occupational therapy assistant for the 2018-2019 school year. 


Personnel Report

New employees- Rebecca Lawless, CES teacher; Pamila Rash, CES guidance clerk; Etosha Richardson, CHS attendance clerk

Retired Employees- Susan Crabtree, family resource and youth service coordinator

Transfers- Courtney Sowell, family resource and youth service coordinator

FMLA Leave- Anita Haulk, CES food service manager


The next regular meeting of the Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education is set for Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.