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School Board shifts administrators

The King George Schools have been doing some personnel shuffling this summer.

As reported last week, Kevin D. Newman was hired as principal of King George Middle School to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Seidah Ashshaheed, which was effective June 30. Newman came on board at the end of last week, following action by the School Board on July 18. He lives in King George and most recently served as principal of Colonial Beach Elementary School since 2006.

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Bonuses estimated to cost $660K

Division to pay FICA and Medicare costs

The King George School Board is paying the FICA and Medicare payroll taxes for employees who will this week receive bonuses on June 30. The end-of-year bonuses will be paid on time, as originally scheduled, according to county accounting manager, Robyn Shugart.

That clarification that FICA and Medicare would be picked up by the division was provided at this week’s School Board meeting on June 27 by Chairman Renee Parker. The additional cost for the bonuses was not

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School Board balks at proposed lease to library

During its expansion library plans to use closed middle school

The King George School Board postponed approval of a proposed lease of the former middle school building to the Smoot Library Board until changes are made to the document to limit its liability for providing safe drinking water and tighten other clauses to improve the School Board’s position regarding potential costs.

The draft lease as reviewed at the June 13 meeting proposed the library pay the School Board the nominal fee of $10 per month in addition to $500 per month for all utilities, regardless of actual usage or billings. The term of the lease was proposed at one year, and then month-to-month until two months following the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the main library, following expansion completion, unless otherwise terminated or extended.


FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL
The School Board ceremoniously closed the former middle school building to students two years ago, in June 2009, when it realized its schools were no longer overcrowded, but instead had excess capacity following the opening of a new 1,700-pupil high school earlier in 2009, at a cost in excess of $42 million.

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School Board requests amendment to correct categorical amounts

The King George School Board adopted a categorical budget for 2011-12 at its last meeting that took place on May 23. The 2011-12 fiscal year begins on July 1. The School Board’s operating budget was set at $32,948,145 by the Board of Supervisors and adopted by categories as provided in state law.

The categorical amounts set by the School Board differ from the ones approved by the Board of Supervisors in the end of April. Supervisors are provided the authority in state law to adopt the School Board’s budget either by lump sum or by categories.

In early April, the county had requested from Superintendent Candace Brown a categorical breakdown. Because Brown did not provide it, t

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School Board explores new KGHS electives

The King George School Board last week asked Assistant Superintendent Dick Roberts to try to get a new elective lined up to offer to students at King George High School this fall. Roberts has been working for months on getting a Criminal Justice elective offered beginning this September.

The topic was discussed at last week’s meeting on May 9, when Roberts gave an update on that and three other potential electives he has been working on, some of which have been discussed at School Board meetings for the

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School Board details $412K in ‘unanticipated revenue’

Asks for unspent funds to ‘rollover’ to 2011-12

The King George School Board approved three motions last week having to do with money. The School Board voted to ask the county for $412,125 in “unanticipated revenue” and also for the rest of any unspent surplus to be appropriated into the next fiscal year.

That was the substance of two of the three motions written out and provided by Superintendent Candace Brown that were approved by the School Board at a meeting on May 2.

The third approved motion will provide $500 bonuses for “all employees,” to be paid in the end of June at an estimated cost of

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