School Board approves working budget for fiscal year 2022

The Russell County Board of Education approved a working budget for the 2022 Fiscal Year at a meeting of the board this week.

This budget is what the school district uses for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

Revenues and expenditures were at $25 million.

“This is probably the healthiest, most robust budget that the board of education has had in 15 years,” Superintendent Michael Ford said.

Ford said a major difference-maker was the legislature passing full-day funding for Kindergarten.

Federal stimulus money has also made a big difference for the budget.

“We’re positioned very well for the remainder of the school year,” Ford said.

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