By Jean A. Flanagan
If Hardy County Schools receives the Medicaid reimbursements they were promised, the $200,000 deficit would be erased. That according to Finance Director Veeta Burgess.
Burgess addressed the Hardy County Board of Education at their July 24 meeting.
“We are due about $277,000,” Burgess said. “If we get it, we’ll have about $50,000 surplus. That’s not much, but better than a deficit.”
School Superintendent Dr. Matthew Dotson said next year’s Medicaid reimbursements will not be so critical. “We’ve made some changes in the way we do things,” he said.
Burgess also reported on the bid process for a two-year audit of the school’s finances. She said five requests for bids were sent to accounting firms, but only two firms sent bids. The others were no bids.