Career center adds $55,723 to fund balance

An audit report took up most of the Barnwell County Career Center board’s Nov. 20 meeting.

Rod Dooley from Dooley & Company provided preliminary audit results for the school’s 2017 fiscal year, which ended June 30. The results are preliminary as the final paperwork hasn’t been signed, but numbers are not expected to change.

The career center added $55,723 to its general fund balance. As of June 30, the fund balance totaled $416,514. Ideally, Dooley said, he recommends the career center have approximately $1.5 million in its fund balance.

While the school has little control over its revenue, Dooley said they focus on controlling expenses.

The school’s revenue totaled $1,574,294, which was $90,106 more than the $1,484,188 they originally budgeted for due to more taxes being collected. Expenditures came in at $1,559,216, a decrease of $125,352 than planned.

No material weaknesses were identified by the audit, said Dooley.

In other news:

• Finances for the month of October were reported as $51,265.06 in revenue and $124,812.77 in expenditures.

• In his monthly report, BCCC Director Sam McKay said two representatives from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College spent the day with health science students on Nov. 13 promoting the opportunities offered at the college. Glen Davis, the guidance counselor at the BCCC, attended the career fair on Nov. 17 at Williston-Elko Middle School informing students about the career center’s curriculum. On Nov. 14, FFA students gathered after school to pick up trash on Reynolds Road.

• The board’s next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.