ZACHARY — After a somewhat rocky start, the Zachary Community School District finished the fiscal year June 30 with $222,300 more in sales tax collections than originally budgeted, according to a report given to the School Board Thursday.
The School Board’s 2010-11 budget anticipated $7.4 million in sales tax revenue, but stronger collections in the last four months of the fiscal year pushed total proceeds past $7.6 million, the report by Finance Director Gordon Robertson says.
Collections were under budget for seven of the 12 months.
The yearly total is still below the amounts collected in two previous years.
In 2008-09, the district collected $8.26 million from sales taxes, and the total for 2009-10 was $7.64 million.
Other matters handled by the board included:
DONATION: The board accepted an $8,000 donation presented by three generations of Zachary residents who represented the estate of the late Marjorie B. Chaney, who taught several generations of students at Zachary High School for 48 years. Chaney began the home economics program at the school.
“She was just a pillar of this community,” Superintendent Warren Drake said.
SCHOOL NAME: Building Committee Chairman Scott Swilley reported that Drake and Operations Director Scott Devillier are accepting suggestions from the public for naming the new school under construction for first- and second-graders.
Swilley said the board needs to choose a name as soon as possible instead of calling it “the 1-2 school.”