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School board gets good news
The Glynn County Board of Education received some positive news concerning school finances during its meeting Tuesday.

Collection of the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for education is up, and the school system is saving a small fortune on energy consumption. December sales tax collections were 7 percent higher than during the same time last year.

Proceeds from the sales tax are paying for a number of school-related projects, including the construction of the $57 million new Brunswick High School in the 3800 block of Altama Avenue. Dave Raczynski, the school system's energy manager, highlighted the costs avoided by adopting a new energy management program. To date that figure is more than $3.3 million.

Andrea Preston, superintendent of finances, and Al Boudreau, facilities director for the school system, said the program was visibly aiding other areas of the school budget.

Also Tuesday, Brunswick High Principal Toriano Gilbert and Glynn Academy Principal Scott Spence addressed concerns about graduation exercises, both of which are scheduled May 22 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The school system will pay $5,000 for each high school - $10,000 total - to use the Jekyll Island Convention Center for commencement.

It was announced Glynn may push its graduation time back to 8:30 p.m. to give Brunswick High students and parents more time to clear the center after BHS' 4 p.m. ceremony.

* Reporter Sarah Lundgren writes about education and other local topics. Contact her at slundgren@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 322.



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