Budget Information

According to Board policies, money and money management provide the foundational support for the whole school system. Therefore, the Board encourages planning through budgets to explore all practical and legal revenue sources, to guide expenditures to best achieve the greatest educational returns, to require maximum efficiency in accounting and reporting procedures and to maintain a level of per pupil expenditures needed to provide high quality education. Budgets are prepared for and approved by the Board on an annual basis, consistent with the Pickens Board of Education's fiscal year which runs July 1 - June 30.

Current 2020 Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy
Notice

The Pickens County School Board does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the Pickens County Schools Central Office located at 100 D. B. Carroll Street, Jasper, Georgia on September 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-32 does hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

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BOARD OF EDUCATION 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Real & Personal $1,389,287,182 $1,407,754,972 $1,444,679,083 $1,484,170,786 $1,529,066,056 $1,602,638,589
Motor Vehicles $57,430,500 $45,024,990 35,062,710 $28,440,130 $24,371,490 $22,632,950
Mobile Homes $10,031,049 9,861,419 $9,840,193 $10,481,846 $10,699,059 $10,860,424
Timber - 100% $836,332 $987,952 $191,782 $0 $3,870 $1,134,367
Heavy Duty Equipment $30,520 $42,646 $53,613 $1,874 $3,095 $105,014
Gross Digest $1,457,615,583 $1,463,671,979 $1,489,827,381 $1,523,094,636 $1,564,143,570 $1,637,371,344
Less Exemptions $120,489,214 $121,377,228 $126,281,020 $133,370,804 $133,716,593 $132,136,185
Net Digest Value $1,337,126,369 $1,342,294,751 $1,363,546,361 $1,389,723,832 $1,430,426,977 $1,505,235,159
Millage Rate (Maintenance & Operation) 16.1000 15.9800 15.6700 15.3300 15.1800 14.8300
Total M & O Taxes Levied $21,527,735 $21,449,870 $21,366,771 $21,304,466 $21,713,882 $22,322,637
Net Tax $ Increase ($123,447) ($77,864) ($83,099) ($62,305) $409,416 $608,755
Net Tax % Increase -5.70% -0.36% -0.39% -0.29% 1.92% 2.80%

Notice

The Pickens County Board of Education does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at the BOE Central Office located at 100 D. B. Carroll Street in Jasper, Georgia on September 27, 2019 at 10:00 am and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 48-5-3 hereby publish the following presentation of the current year's tax digest and levy, along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

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Board of Education 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Value
Real and Personal $1,379,253,793 $1,389,287,182 $1,407,754,972 $1,444,679,083 $1,484,170,786 $1,529,066,056
Motor Vehicles $75,219,780 $57,430,500 $45,024,990 $35,062,710 $28,440,130 $24,371,490
Mobile Homes $9,851,162 $10,031,049 $9,861,419 $9,840,193 $10,481,846 $10,699,059
Timber - 100% $554,240 $836,332 $987,952 $191,782 $0 $3,870
Heavy Duty Equipment $8,714 $30,520 $42,646 $53,613 $1,874 $3,095
Gross Digest $1,464,887,689 $1,457,615,583 $1,463,671,979 $1,489,827,381 $1,523,094,636 $1,564,143,570
Less Exemptions $120,093,787 $120,489,214 $121,377,228 $126,281,020 $133,370,804 $133,716,593
Rate
MILLAGE RATE (Maintenance & Operation) 16.1000 16.1000 15.9800 15.6700 15.3300 15.1800
Tax
TOTAL M&O TAXES LEVIED $21,651,182 $21,527,735 $21,449,870 $21,366,771 $21,304,466 $21,713,882
Net Tax $ Increase ($253,384) ($123,447) ($77,865) ($83,099) ($62,305) $409,416
Net Tax % Increase -1.16% -0.57% -0.36% -0.39% -0.29% 1.92%

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  General Fund Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2018 $15,600,000.00 $800,000.00 $10,000,000.00 $0.00
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Local Taxes $23,806,000.00 $0.00 $4,800,000.00  
Other Local Sources $200,000.00 $805,568.00    
State - QBE $24,750,492.00 $0.00    
State - Other $180,000.00 $335,000.00    
Federal Sources $0.00 $4,014,141.00    
Transfer In   $125,147.00 $5,000,000.00  
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $48,936,492.00 $5,279,856.00 $9,800,000.00 $0.00
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
Instruction $32,617,236.00 $1,086,093.00    
Pupil Services $1,902,145.00 $475,588.00    
Improvement of Instruction $1,567,535.00 $475,050.00 $500,000.00  
Instructional Staff Training $98,975.00 $558,525.00    
Educational Media $984,693.00 $0.00    
Federal Grant Administration $0.00 $104,801.00    
General Administration $708,990.00 $6,350.00    
School Administration $2,742,072.00 $0.00    
Business Services $414,400.00 $0.00    
Maintenance / Operations of Plant $4,143,911.00 $1,000.00 $200,000.00  
Student Transportation $3,482,950.00 $3,950.00 $600,000.00  
Support Services - Central $865,138.00      
Other Support Services $20,000.00 $0.00    
School Nutrition $0.00 $2,443,352.00    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction $0.00 $0.00 $12,000,000.00  
Debt Service $0.00 $0.00   $0.00
Transfer Out $0.00 $125,147.00    
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $49,548,045.00 $5,279,856.00 $13,300,000.00 $0.00
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2019 $14,988,447.00 $800,000.00 $6,500,000.00 $0.00

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The budget was adopted by the board on September 30, 2020.

Pickens County Board of Education
FY21 Initial Budget
  General Fund Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2020 $8,000,000 $800,000 $3,700,000 $0.00
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Local Taxes $24,524,755 $0.00 $4,800,000.00  
Other Local Sources $375,000 $740,969    
State - QBE $22,137,208 $0.00    
State - Other $200,000 $325,138    
Federal Sources $0.00 $4,646,420    
Transfer In   $132,769    
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $47,236,963 $5,845,296 $4,800,000 $0.00
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
Instruction $32,636,998 $1,039,647    
Pupil Services $1,909,464 $501,996    
Improvement of Instruction $1,663,510 $426,760 $1,000,000  
Instructional Staff Training $33,663 $567,124    
Educational Media $987,128 $0.00    
Federal Grant Administration $0.00 $56,439    
General Administration $704,440 $5,650    
School Administration $2,728,644 $0.00    
Business Services $411,950 $0.00    
Maintenance / Operations of Plant $3,291,100 $745,601 $500,000  
Student Transportation $3,451,950 $23,000 $600,000  
Support Services - Central $859,600      
Other Support Services $20,000 $0.00    
School Nutrition $0.00 $2,346,310    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction $0.00 $0.00 $12,000,000.00  
Debt Service $0.00 $0.00   $0.00
Transfer Out $0.00 $132,769    
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $48,698,447 $5,845,296 $2,100,000 $0.00
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2020 $6,538,516 $800,000 $6,400,000 $0.00

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  General Fund Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2019 $15,600,000.00 $800,000.00 $10,000,000.00 $0.00
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Local Taxes $23,806,000.00 $0.00 $4,800,000.00  
Other Local Sources $200,000.00 $805,568.00    
State - QBE $24,750,492.00 $0.00    
State - Other $180,000.00 $335,000.00    
Federal Sources $0.00 $4,272,354.00    
Transfer In   $137,353.00 $5,000,000.00  
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $48,936,492.00 $5,550,275.00 $9,800,000.00 $0.00
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
Instruction $32,617,236.00 $1,188,550.00    
Pupil Services $1,902,145.00 $593,431.00    
Improvement of Instruction $1,567,535.00 $468,760.00 $700,000.00  
Instructional Staff Training $98,975.00 $581,646.00    
Educational Media $984,693.00 $0.00    
Federal Grant Administration $0.00 $108,533.00    
General Administration $708,990.00 $5,650.00    
School Administration $2,742,072.00 $0.00    
Business Services $414,400.00 $0.00    
Maintenance /Operations of Plant $4,143,911.00 $0.00 $200,000.00  
Student Transportation $3,482,950.00 $23,000.00 $600,000.00  
Support Services - Central $865,138.00 $0.00    
Other Support Services $20,000.00 $0.00    
School Nutrition 0 $2,443,352    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 0 0 $12,000,000  
Debt Service 0 0   0    
Transfer Out $5,000,000 $137,353    
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $54,548,045 $5,550,275 $13,500,000 0
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2020 $9,988,447 $800,000 $6,300,000 0

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  General Fund Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2019 $15,600,000 $800,000 $10,000,000 $0
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Local Taxes $23,806,000 $0 $4,800,000  
Other Local Sources $530,000 $805,568    
State - QBE $24,750,492 $0    
State - Other $180,000 $335,000    
Federal Sources $0 $4,272,354    
Transfer In   $137,353 $5,000,000  
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES $49,266,492 $5,550,275 $9,800,000 $0
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
Instruction $32,446,236 $1,188,550    
Pupil Services $1,772,145 $593,431    
Improvement of Instruction $1,868,535 $468,760 $700,000  
Instructional Staff Training $98,975 $581,646    
Educational Media $984,693 $0    
Federal Grant Administration $0 $108,533    
General Administration $708,990 $5,650    
School Administration $2,742,072 $0    
Business Services $414,400 $0    
Maintenance / Operations of Plant $4,473,911 $0 $200,000  
Student Transportation $3,482,950 $23,000 $600,000  
Support Services - Central $865,138 $0    
Other Support Services $20,000 $0    
School Nutrition $0 $2,443,352    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction $0 $0 $12,000,000  
Debt Service $0 $0   $0
Transfer Out $5,000,000 $137,353    
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $54,878,045 $5,550,275 $13,500,000 $0
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2020 $9,988,447 $800,000 $6,300,000 $0

Pickens County Board of Education FY20 Budget Amendment 6-11-20

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  General Fund Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2019 $15,600,000 $800,000 $10,000,000 $0
Estimated Revenues
Local Taxes $23,806,000 $0 $4,800,000  
Other Local Sources 530,000 805,568    
State - QBE $24,750,492 $0    
State - Other $180,000 $335,000    
Federal Sources $0 $4,272,354    
Transfer In $137,353 $8,639,073    
Total Estimated Revenues $49,266,492 $5,550,275 $13,439,073 $0
Estimated Expenditures
Instruction $32,296,236 $1,188,550    
Pupil Services $1,772,145 $593,431    
Improvement of Instruction $1,868,535 $468,760 $700,000
Instructional Staff Training 98,975 581,646    
Educational Media $984,693 $0    
Federal Grant Administration $0 $108,533    
General Administration $858,990 $5,650    
School Administration $2,742,072 0    
Business Services $414,400 $0    
Maintenance / Operations of Plant $4,473,911 $0 $200,000  
Student Transportation $3,482,950 $23,000 $600,000  
Support Services - Central $865,138 $0    
Other Support Services $20,000 $0    
School Nutrition $0 $2,443,352    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction $0 $0 $12,000,000  
Debt Service $0 $0   $0
Transfer Out $8,639,073 $137,353    
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES $58,517,118 $5,550,275 $13,500,000 $0
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2020 $6,349,374 $800,000 $9,939,073 $0

Pickens County Board of Education FY21 Amended Budget 06-10-2021

  General Fund Fund 150 Consolidation Special Revenue Fund Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund
Estimated Fund Balance, July 1, 2021 $8,000,000   $800,000 $3,700,000 0
Estimated Revenues
Local Taxes $24,524,755   0 $4,800,000  
Other Local Sources $375,000   740,969    
State - QBE $22,137,208   0    
State - Other $200,000   $325,138    
Federal Sources 0   $9,996,711    
Transfer In   $302,458 $135,500    
Total Estimated Revenues $47,236,963 $302,458 $11,198,318 $4,800,000  
Estimated Expenditures
Instruction $31,984,540 $182,261 $4,297,791    
Pupil Services $1,909,464 $4,615 $613,771    
Improvement of Instruction $1,663,510   $485,910 $1,000,000  
Instructional Staff Training $33,663 $115,582 $118,630    
Educational Media $987,128   $55,980    
Federal Grant Administration 0   $223,181    
General Administration $1,054,440   $20,693    
School Administration $2,728,644   $122,720    
Business Services $411,950   $17,684    
Maintenance / Operations of Plant $3,291,100   $2,048,464 $500,000  
Student Transportation $3,451,950   $447,274 $725,000  
Central Support Services $859,600   $38,754    
Other Support Services $20,000   0    
School Nutrition 0   $2,571,966    
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 0   0 $825,000  
Debt Service 0   0   0
Transfer Out $302,458 0 $135,500    
Total Estimated Expenditures $48,698,447 $302,458 $11,198,318 $3,050,000 0
Estimated Fund Balance June 30, 2020 $6,538,516 0 $800,000 $5,450,000 0