Our goal is to design an efficient budget that enables our staff to provide the highest quality of education possible for students while being wary stewards of taxpayer dollars. We hope you enjoy the following information and that it provides some insight about how we manage and invest the school district’s funds.
Approximately 85 percent of our daily operating budget pays salaries and benefits, leaving approximately 15 percent to operate and maintain our schools.
Funding for the current general fund budget (fiscal 2014) is expected to be comprised of 65 percent state funding and 35 percent local funding.
Our average spending per pupil during fiscal 2012 was $7,696.69, or $862.25 below the state average of $8,558.84 per pupil. School System Financial Reports published by the Georgia Department of Education provide information about how funds are allocated in Georgia's public school systems. Once you are at the School System Financial Reports website, leave the default settings of “2012” and “All Districts” and select “Expenditure Report” to be presented with an enormous spreadsheet. That spreadsheet shows funding allocations from every Georgia public school district disaggregated by spending area (transportation, instruction, maintenance, administration, etc.). Click the column headers to sort from low to high, and from high to low.
Staff members may find travel documentation forms on Sharepoint.
Processing Returned Checks
The Whitfield County School system uses CHECKredi for processing all returned checks. If a bank returns a check to the Whitfield County School system (for insufficient funds, account closures, etc), CHECKredi will handle the collection of funds. Along with fees charged by the bank for a returned check, CHECKredi will impose a processing fee for their collection services.