Montgomery Public Schools now has an approved budget for the 2018 fiscal school year, though it was passed without a vote from the school board. In a move that school system officials say is allowed under the State Intervention Act, Montgomery Chief Education Officer Dr. Reginald Eggleston passed an alternate budget on his own. The budget does not include the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School. It reportedly does include 4.7 million dollars in expenditure cuts. The approved spending plan has a reserve fund balance of 18.5 million dollars – which meets the required reserve fund balance of 18.4 million dollars.
The sale of Georgia Washington School is not completely off the table. Board members have said it could still go forward. A second community meeting on that proposal is scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 pm at the MPS Professional Services Center. A special called meeting of the school board is set for Friday at one to review a feasibility study on the impact selling Georgia Washington Middle School would have on area students.