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REMOVING THE SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FROM STATE FINANCIAL INTERVENTION
WHEREAS, under the provisions of Section 16-6B-4, Code of Alabama 1975, the Alabama State Board of Education voted on July 13, 2010, to authorize the Alabama State Department of Education to financially intervene in the Sumter County School System; and

WHEREAS, the Sumter County School System has met the criteria established by the State Superintendent of Education, including retiring its line of credit and establishing a one-month positive fund balance; and

WHEREAS, throughout the entire intervention period, the Sumter County School System has partnered with the Alabama State Department of Education to implement sound financial practices; and

WHEREAS, during the intervention period, the Sumter County School System has taken affirmative steps to begin liquidating surplus properties; and

WHEREAS, during the period of intervention, the Sumter County School System implemented and maintained cost-saving measures as recommended or required by the Alabama State Department of Education in order to achieve accountability of taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, financial intervention has promoted sound and accurate accounting practices for the receipt and expenditure of public funds allocated to the Sumter County School System; and

WHEREAS, under the 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. Fred D. Primm, Superintendent; the board members of the Sumter County School System; and the administrative staff for their cooperation and diligence in creating and maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability in the Sumter County School System, and also commend the state staff for working professionally with the Sumter 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 Sumter County School System from state financial intervention effective July 12, 2011.

Done this 12th day of July, 2011.