The Charlton County Board of Education held its last meeting of 2019 Tuesday, December 17 in the conference room. 

During the meeting, Superintendent Dr. John Lairsey announced the board is 41.66% through the general fund, spanning July 1 through the end of November, 2019. He stated the local revenues are lagging, as only 21.88% of the anticipated  amount has been received, but the board is still in good shape with a fund balance of $2,657,528.49.

Dr. Lairsey also went over the current school enrollment numbers. There are currently 1,645 students in the Charlton County school system. The number is down by 44 students from the same time last year. He also stated the 2020-2021 School Year Calendars have been created, and sent to teachers to review. The board will receive the final copy to look over in January for final approval.

A request was received from the Charlton County 4-H Club for the use of a bus. The club planned a bowling/pizza party for December 19. Bus driver Melissa Knowles offered her help with transportation, as well as, serving as a chaperone. The motion was made and passed unanimously.

Dr. Lairsey shared a list of surplus property from the old Board of Education building. He stated there are no items listed which could be used at the new office. A motion was made and passed unanimously to approve the items and to hold a surplus sale at a later date. Included are 53 filing cabinets, 13 desks, 15 tables, 20 chairs, 40 free standing metal shelves, and 10 wooden free standing shelves.

Finally, the board made a motion to approve Faith Weiman as a substitute food service assistant.

The Board of Education will meet again, Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.