The Charlton County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, September 17.

During the meeting, the board discussed the year-end financial report. Superintendent Dr. John Lairsey stated the board ended with a great year, spending only 96% of the budget, with revenues  exceeding expenditures by 104.84%. Dr. Lairsey said it is always good when the revenues exceed the budget.

The board also discussed school attendance, stating there are 1,629 students enrolled in Charlton County Schools. Records show there is a 96% daily attendance. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Coastal Pines Technical College was renewed. The MOU will allow the college to continue the Dual Enrollment Program at Charlton County High School. Dual Enrollment allows a student to be enrolled in two academic institutions at once, usually a high school and a college. The credits earned go towards requirements for both high school and college graduation. The motion was passed unanimously. 

Other news: the board approved an increase in trip pay and the daily rate for substitute bus drivers; Nedra Philmore was hired as a paraprofessional; Amber Kirkpatrick was hired as a bus driver; and the FMLA application was approved for Fonda Henderson.

The Board of Education will meet again Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.