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RESOLUTION REMOVING THE BARBOUR COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FROM STATE FINANCIAL INTERVENTION
WHEREAS, under provisions of Section 16-6B-4, Code of Alabama 1975, the Alabama State Board of Education voted in October 1999 to authorize the Alabama State Department of Education to financially intervene in the Barbour County School System; and
 
WHEREAS, financial intervention has created a sound and accurate accounting system for the receipt and expenditure of public funds allocated to the Barbour County School System; and
 
WHEREAS, the Barbour County School System has met the criteria established by the State Superintendent of Education, and has maintained a positive fund balance for one fiscal year; and
 
WHEREAS, throughout the entire intervention period, the Barbour County School System has worked very cooperatively with the state staff, and all recommendations from the state staff regarding fiscal issues have been implemented by the Barbour County Board of Education and the central office staff; and
 
WHEREAS, during intervention, the Barbour County School System has maintained an excellent audit history which ensures that proper fiscal policies and practices are in place, which also ensures the accountability of taxpayer dollars; and
 
WHEREAS, even during the difficult years of financial intervention, significant academic progress has been made by the Barbour County School System which resulted in 95% of seniors graduating last year at Barbour County High School; and;
 
WHEREAS, under authority of Section 16-6B-6, Code of Alabama 1975, the State Superintendent of Education recommends approval:
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Education do hereby commend Dr. Vic N. Adkison, Superintendent; the board members of the Barbour County School System; and the administrative staff for their cooperation and diligence in creating and maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability in the Barbour County School System, and also commend the state staff for working professionally with the Barbour County School System; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the State Superintendent of Education does hereby recommend that the Alabama State Board of Education release the Barbour County School System from state financial intervention effective February 9, 2006.
 
Done this 9th day of February 2006.