Baldwin County schools back to 2005 funding levels

The Baldwin County Board of Education voted Thursday night to pass a 2010 budget that is more than $75 million less than the 2009 financial plan.

The board voted 6-0, with member Angie Swiger absent, to approve a total budget of $267.2 million. The budget for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30 is $342.7 million. Losses in state funding and local revenue were the reasons for the difference, Jean McCutchen, system financial officer, told board members.

“We’re back at 2005 levels of funding with 2009-2010 growth,” Hollinger said. “But Mrs. McCutchen and her staff did an outstanding job. This has not been easy and very difficult steps had to be taken.”

 

Baldwin County schools back to 2005 funding levels

Baldwin County schools approve budget