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RESOLUTION REMOVING THE JEFFERSON 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 February 2000 to authorize the Alabama State Department of Education to financially intervene in the Jefferson 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 Jefferson County School System; and
 
WHEREAS, the Jefferson County School System has met the criteria established by the State Superintendent of Education of maintaining a balanced budget for one fiscal year and having in reserve an operating balance equal to one month of budgeted expenditures; 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. Bobby Neighbors, Superintendent; the board members of the Jefferson County School System; and the administrative staff for their cooperation and diligence in creating and maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability in the Jefferson County School System and also commend the state staff for working professionally with the Jefferson 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 Jefferson County School System from state financial intervention effective June 26, 2003.