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Finance Department

Mrs. Angela Metts Eason, Director 

aeason@camden.k12.ga.us

912-729-5687


 

Finance Department Staff
Drury, Donna, Accounts Payable and Capital Asset database management
Humberson, Donna, Accounts Payable, Employee travel and Registrations
Leggett, April, Bookkeeper: School Activity Accounting and General Ledger management
Mack, Shyrel, Payroll including TRS, PSER, Health Insurance, and Retirement Planning
Mortier, Beverly, Payroll including employee leave and employee voluntary deductions (life, cancer, TSA's, PAGE, dental)
Wheeler, Cory, Bookkeeper: Grants, Capital Projects and School Based Budget Management
Teacher Salary Schedule
Questions are often asked regarding the salary determinations for Camden County Schools' employees. Certified employees are individuals that have been issued a professional certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Georgia Department of Education's State Salary Schedule (*) mandates the minimum salary for all certified employees based on their experience and level of certification. The state salary schedule is funded through the state budget each year by the Georgia General Assembly. Local school systems are reimbursed a major portion of salary costs for certified employees through the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act. State reimbursements to local systems are adjusted for the training and experience levels of the certified staff within the system. Local school systems typically supplement the minimum salaries required by the state to attract and retain talented professionals who positively influence outcomes for children. The specific salaries paid to certificated personnel in Camden County Schools are published in the Camden County Schools Teacher Salary Schedule and the Camden County Schools Pre-K teacher Salary Schedule. Salaries are not negotiated through collective bargaining for or by educators in Georgia.

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(*) O.C.G.A 20-2-212


State Salary Schedule does not apply to Bright from the start pre-k certified staff.

 

ESPLOST

Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST)

In 1996 the Georgia Legislature approved steps ultimately leading to a constitutional amendment that allowed local governments, and school systems, to ask citizens to authorize a one cent Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for municipalities and or a one cent Special Location Option Sales Tax for Educational Purposes (ESPLOST) for schools. The two sales taxes were to be voted on and approved separately by voters who could choose to approve one, both, or neither. Capital needs of cities and counties such as buildings, roads, bridges, parks and infrastructure could be addressed by the general SPLOST. School system capital needs such as schools, land for school buildings, school bus purchases, and technology infrastructure were to be addressed using the ESPLOST. Proceeds from either tax could not be used for general operating costs such as personnel or supplies.

CURRENT ESPLOST:
Stakeholders approved the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) in March of 2009.  The existing ESPLOST will expire in 2014, therefore, the desire is to obtain approval from the stakeholders for the continuation of the one percent sales and use tax to allow for the continued success of Camden County's school children without further burdening property owners in the community.    Click the summaries below to view the year to date collections and expenditures, as well as the annual operational review.  The summary provides the budget and year to date expenditures for each ESPLOST project.  Additionally, the status of each project has been included for review by interested parties. 

 UPDATE:
Funding necessary to address current and projected capital needs for Camden County Schools has an estimated totals $43,680,000.  Current and projected decreases in state support for education and growing inflationary pressures will prevent Camden County Schools from completing capital projects and improvements needed during the next five to ten years from the district's operating budget.   THANK YOU TO THE VOTERS OF CAMDEN COUNTY FOR APPROVING THE CONTINUATION OF ESPLOST FUNDING ON NOVEMBER 5, 2013.


FY 2010 Report

FY 2011 Report

FY 2012 Report  

FY 2013 Report

FY 2014 Report

FY 2015 Report

ESPLOST 2009:
Revenue Collections Summary

2009 Expenditure Summary


ESPLOST 2013:
2013 Esplost Revenue Summary
2013 Esplost Expenditure Summary




Request for Proposals

The district finance department currently does not gave any open  Request for Proposals (RFP).   

 

 

 



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