The school board will vote on the purchase of the system and the partnership with the college | Local News

The Glynn County School Board will vote today on several important issues, including passing its fiscal year 2023 budget, purchasing new financial management software, and an agreement with the College of Coastal Georgia to create new educational opportunities for district personnel.

The school board is due to vote at its 6 p.m. meeting on whether to purchase the staff-recommended SmartFusion financial management system offered by Harris School Solution.

The cost of the system will be spread over three years, with $396,905.20 due in the first year to cover data conversion, implementation, training and consulting. The price will be $201,650 in year two and $207,700 in year three.

CARES Act funding will be used to cover a portion of the costs.

The new fully integrated software solution will improve the financial, human and operational capabilities of the school district.

Also, CCGA officials are expected to be present for the official signing of a memorandum of understanding that will create the Leveraging Academic Achievement Through Partnerships (LEAP) program, a collaboration between the college and the school district.

The partnership will provide access to the college’s teacher training program to qualified school district employees. Paraprofessionals working for Glynn County schools will be able to take courses at the CCGA to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education.

The college will waive application and other fees, provide personalized assistance with the application and financial aid processes, provide a scholarship, and schedule courses that accommodate employees’ work schedules. of the school district.

Glynn County Schools will provide a list of shortlisted applicants who are qualified for the program and will cover payment of the attendance cost differential after participant financial aid is applied.

“(The Memorandum of Understanding) sets out exactly what the College of Coastal Georgia will provide for our paraprofessionals or classified personnel who will be going to college in order to obtain certification and a four-year degree at the College of Coastal Georgia,” said Michele said. Seals, executive director of human resources for Glynn County Schools.

The school board will be broadcast live on the district’s Facebook and YouTube pages.