Superintendent Dan Foster explained that only two school corporations in the state operate on a fiscal year budget and Eastern Pulaski is one of those two schools. The board recently approved a measure to move the school from a fiscal year budget to calendar year budget to come in line with state software and other advantages. He said the switch may get a little tricky.
“The budget we just passed and approved here in January looks like – I don’t want to say we’ll just ignore it, but in a sense that’s kind of what we’re going to do. They’re [the State Board of Accounts] to recommend to us to take the 2013-2014 which ends June 30, 2014 and we would request additional appropriations for six months through December of 2014. In the meantime, in July, August and September, we’ll be doing the calendar year budget like 99.9 percent of the other schools,” said Foster.
He noted that there is still a lot of paperwork to do and it will be a good move going forward to be on the same calendar as the other schools in the state.
The board would be on a calendar year budget starting in January.