The mission of the Office of Finance is to develop and implement a plan to secure financial resources for successful program operation and effectiveness. Our goal is to provide financial policy planning to ensure that everyone operate "...within a framework of fiscal responsibility."
Financial control refers to the mechanism used for ensuring that resources are properly spent as directed by the school board. It is also the goal with fnancial control to ensure that the actual spending of funds is compared to the planned expenditure of funds.
The objectives of the Superintendent and the Board of Education in providing financial statements and reports are the following:
Present the financial statements of the District in multiple categories (funds) that generate and greatly determine expenditures
Emphasize the large percentage of funds spent at the local school level and the efficient level of expenses at the Central Office
Itemize the expenditures in categories that most clearly explain “where the money goes”
Illustrate different funds that by statute cannot be transferred to cover shortfalls in another fund
By providing these statements and reports, we hope to demonstrate to our community that the Board of Education is working in the best interest of our children in the Lowndes County Public School system, and that we are here to serve the needs of our citizens but to do that we need your continued support.
FY2015 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS
In order to comply with the Accountability Law, the following financial exhibits have been made available.
* Financial Exhibits A-I-I through A-I-VIII, Funding Reports by Fund Source
* Financial Exhibits A-II-I through A-II-VIII, Funding Reports by Cost Center
* Financial Exhibits A-III-I through A-III-VIII, Funding Reports by Program
The reports can be found underneath Departments - Business & Fiscal Affairs - Documents
2016 BUDGET HEARING PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lowndes County Board of Education will hold budget hearings for the 2016 fiscal year.
* 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015; at the Central Office, in the Board of Education Auditorium
* 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2015; at Central Elementary School, in the School Library