Beaufort County school board OKs $17M in short-term borrowing, maintenance projects

info@islandpacket.comJune 18, 2013 

The Beaufort County school board Tuesday approved borrowing $17.1 million to tide the school district over until it receives local tax revenues in December.

The district joins others in the state issuing tax anticipation notes that will be repaid once tax collections have been completed.

The board has taken out the line of credit every year for the last dozen or so to help cover expenses during lean months, beginning in September, according to district officials.

The school board also approved a $11.6 million list of school maintenance and repair projects for the 2014-15 school year. It also accepted a list of donations, including:

  • a $1,500 Parent Teacher Organization donation to Bluffton Elementary School toward the installation of a flagpole in memory of Zoe Mildish, a kindergarten student who unexpectedly died this school year.

  • a $1,000 donation from the Children's Relief Fund to Hilton Head Island High School's special education department

  • a $1,000 donation from GCA Services Group for the 2013 Back to School Expo

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