Budget & Grants

  • Each year, the DCSS staff meticulously pours through hundreds of budget requests seeking to provide the tools necessary for students with the Dougherty County School System to succeed, while maintaining fiscal responsibility and accountability to the taxpayers of Dougherty County. This process continues year-round but hits its peak near the end of the school year when the tentative budget is presented to the Dougherty County Board of Education for comment and approval. The budget goes into effect on July 1 each year.

    Each year, the superintendent presents a proposed budget to the Dougherty County Board of Education. Once the proposed budget is approved, a series of public hearings are set to allow for public comment. Once the hearings are complete, the BOE takes a final vote on the budget. 

    Georgia law also requires the district to post a Five-Year History of Levy if the board intends to adjust the millage rate.

    Staff

    Larry Johnson
    Budget and Grants Management Coordinator
    (229) 483-6300 ext. 5236
    larry.johnson@docoschools.org

    Ava O’Neal
    Financial/Budget Analyst
    (229) 483-6300 ext. 5202
    ava.oneal@docoschools.org

    Monica Harper
    Financial/Budget Analyst
    (229) 483-6300 ext. 5241
    monica.harper@docoschools.org