MOUNT VERNON — Thursday’s meeting of Knox County Career Center Board of Education was short and sweet.
Treasurer Tracy Elliott told the News on Friday the board approved the five-year financial forecast, which indicates the KCCC “is still pretty healthy. The center will be spending more than it is taking in, but I anticipate that we have a cash balance to take us through the five-year forecast. I was fairly optimistic with revenues, by forecasting we will receive the same amount of state funds rather than seeing a decrease. We didn’t get any of the stimulus money, so we don’t have that to lose. The home schools are losing that, plus maybe looking at a cut, we are not. Our bottom line is still pretty good.
“We are not looking at making cuts at this time. We are conscientious with everything we do. We think about every expenditure we make. Nothing is taken lightly. We are constantly looking at programs and the enrollment and making adjustments as needed.”
In other action, Elliott said, the board approved a new adult education program to prepare massage therapy students for the state exam. It also approved program costs for adult education, authorized a number of field trips, and advanced teacher academy instructor Kim Giles on the salary schedule due to completion of requirements.
Prior to adjournment, the board went into executive session to discuss personnel. No further action was taken.