Due to a personal medical problem, Superintendent Joe Hunley was unable to attend the special-called Magoffin County School Board Friday night, with Assistant Superintendent Scott Helton sitting in as superintendent in Hunley’s absence.
“They are in good hands,” Hunley said. “I have full confidence in him when I’m away.”
Helton presented the draft budget, which is just the first step of approving the budget. Federal funding services have not released important numbers that will impact jobs and the school system’s finances, so the draft budget is not concrete, but must be approved within the allotted timeline. The next step will be to approve a tentative budget, then the working budget, which is what the school system will actually follow.
The Board approved the contract renewal with TechResources, which has funded over $1 million to keep the electronics, including computer hardware and software, up to date.
TechResources funds 90 percent of all electronic projects, leaving the Magoffin County School System only having to pay 10 percent of the bill.
Hunley said, “We are fortunate to be funded very well for things like that, all because we have people in place who know how to apply and obtain this type of funding.”
Hunley attributes Becky Carpenter, Jeff Salyer and other staff supporters for the success of obtaining the funding for Magoffin County Schools.