Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Adopted
consists of five components: the General
Fund Budget, General Obligation Debt Budget, Special Revenue Funds Budget,
Capital Projects Funds Budget, and Other Funds Budget. The tentative budget
under consideration reflects no millage increase for a total combined millage
of 18.881 mills (18.881 mills for maintenance and operations and 0 mills for
general obligation bond debt).
Year 2019 millage rates used in the projection of revenues for the Fiscal Year
2020 budget are 18.881 mills for maintenance (no increase in mills) and
operations and 0 mills for general obligation debt, for a combined millage rate
of 18.881 mills (see Tentative Adoption of FY 2020 Budget for All Funds
item). The proposed millage rate for
Maintenance and Operations is not in compliance with the rollback rate
calculated by the Tax Assessor as required by O. C.G.A. 48-5-32.1, and as such
will be required to be advertised as a tax increase above the rollback millage
rate. The Board approved tentative
adoption of these millage rates to meet statutory time lines for millage
Finance Division staff also presented
the Board with an update on the Budget Process for FY 2020. The Board is
scheduled to hold the next Public Hearings on the 2020 FY Budget on June 12th.
For a look at the budget process follow this link:
at the Informal Meeting detailed the need for a complete Business System
Replacement for the district. The system
currently in use is obsolete, having been in use for nearly 30 years. The
district needs a modern system to handle the many tasks needed in both
Financial and Human Resource Management. Staff have spent the past year going
through the RFP and site visit process to find a new system that would best
meet the district’s needs. The result was a recommendation that the Board
approve a contract with the company Tyler Munis to provide new business systems
for the district.
At the Regular Meeting of the Board,
members approved the award of RFP 18-65 Business System Replacement to Tyler
Technologies at a one-time fee of $902,650.00, an annual subscription and
hosting services fee of $547,415.00, and estimated travel expenses of
$156,180.00 for an estimated five (5) year contract amount of
Beacon Volunteer Program Update!
Informal Meeting of the Board, an update was provided on the SCCPSS Operation
Beacon Volunteer Program detailing the SY19 launch of the new online
registration and background check screening process through AppGarden. Some
great news was provided in the update showing a total of 14,201 volunteers
contributed 88,842 volunteer hours over the past school year!
Sharing the Good News!
Student of the Month for May was announced! Congratulations to
Kade Wright– a 4th grader from Isle of Hope K8
Human Resources Division Awards!
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Human Resources Division was
recognized by their peers at the recent Georgia Association of School Personnel
Administrators Spring Conference with three awards. Our HR Staff won “Best in Class” Awards at
the Platinum level for Recruitment Process and Materials, plus two at the Gold
level for the District’s Employee Benefits Process and Website Development.
Board Policy DCA – Fiscal
Goals and Objectives has been revised to reflect a removal of
the Fund Balance portion of the policy. A new Board Policy DCL- Fund Balance
has been created to include fund balance information.
Policy DCL – Fund Balance has been created at the recommendation
of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This policy provides
guidance of fund balances for financial reporting as required by the
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54.
Policy IDF and
Administrative Regulation IDF-R – Interscholastic Activities
have been updated based on recommendations from GSBA regarding retention of
students for athletic purposes. This includes an update to reflect Rule
Charter School Petition Denied
Board of Education denied the charter school application as submitted by the
Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy petitioners on March 6, 2019.
International Teacher Recruitment
Board approved the award of RFP 19-60 to Intalage as the primary provider,
Global Teachers Solutions LLC as the secondary provider, and Unique Services
Associates, Inc. as the tertiary provider for International Teacher Recruitment
to help fill positions throughout the district.
The estimated annual expenditure will be $2,100,221 for School Year
School Bus Cameras
Board approved the purchase of 196 bus video camera systems through a state
contract at a total cost of $324,489.76.
The Board approved a proposed agreement
between the City of Savannah and the Board of Education to improve the storm
water infrastructure at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School.
Easement Approved at East Broad K8
The Board approved an
easement agreement with Standard Property Company, Inc., for the installation
and maintenance of a 20’ Drainage Easement on the property of East Broad K-8
School (Renamed the Henderson E. Formey, Jr., School effective July 1, 2019).
Due to increased workload,
staff has identified the need for consulting services that will bring support
to concentrate on and manage the District’s complex construction projects and
services. The Board approved a contract
with Shonka Management Services, LLC to provide construction management
services and support that will focus on the planning and managing of specific
projects within the District’s ESPLOST III program. The agreement sets forth an initial one (1) year
contract period with two (2) additional one (1) year terms at an annual amount
The Board also approved a contract
with Albeck Group, LLC to provide professional ESPLOST III construction
consulting and project management services for an initial one (1) year contract
period with two (2) additional one (1) year terms at an annual amount of
The Board was provided with
an update on various ESPLOST III projects at the Regular meeting. Major projects currently underway at various
stages include the replacement for White Bluff Elementary, the new Jenkins
High, New Hampstead K8 and planned Multi-School Campus in Garden City. There are also additions in the works at Beach,
Islands and Woodville Tompkins. New CTAE
labs at the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High have been completed and
are in the final inspection stage. See
the complete report here:
Welcome John Sanders as the Interim Director of Health/PE &
Athletics and Ashley Tremble-Hamer
as Health/PE and Athletics Coordinator. Deanna Hall
has been named Director, Benefits and Compensation.
HEARING #1 – PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE INCREASE
June 12, 2019
PUBLIC HEARING #2 - PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE INCREASE
Wednesday, June 12,
PUBLIC HEARING #3 - PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE INCREASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (FINAL BUDGET AND
MILLAGE RATE ADOPTION) Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2 Laura Avenue
AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING
2 Laura Avenue