Ardmore City Schools Board of Education continued to look at ways to save money during Tuesday’s regular meeting.


Ardmore City Schools Board of Education continued to look at ways to save money during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

The creation of the Voluntary Retirement Program was approved. Eligible teachers can enroll beginning Monday until April 16.

Superintendent Dr. Ruth Ann Carr said she estimated a savings of about $10,000 per person.
A position for a licensed heating and air conditioning technician for the district was created in order to save money on work that the district has been contracting out.

The board plans to have a special meeting in April to discuss and possibly vote on budget reductions for fiscal year 2011.
The board also set a FY 2011 carryover goal of $1.5 million in order to cover summer costs and emergencies.
An issue of revising Superintendent Dr. Ruth Ann Carr’s contract was tabled. Carr requested the possible revision.
“I requested changes in light of the budget. I’ll explain more next month,” Carr said.
Information about how funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act were spent was also received.
District curriculum director Shirley Morgan presented information on the Title I portion.
Purchases have included software, SMART Boards, computers, homeless student needs and teacher stipends.
“It has helped us have equitable materials at all sites,” Carr said.
Special education director Kimberly Green also presented information on the special education ARRA funding.