Houston County School Budget

Houston County schools are starting the new year in good financial shape.

More than $10 million is being carried over into the new school year.

School Supt. Tim Pitchford attributes the increase in finances to the school board's spending decisions.

However, some high schools are concerned that the lack of participation in the school's breakfast and lunch program could create a financial strain.

“High School students that are driving to school often times they will not come to school early to eat breakfast, they'd rather sleep in and come flying in the parking lot trying to get to class on time. But that is a concern, but overall our nutrition county wide is excellent,” said Pitchford.

Houston County schools accumulated nearly $50 million in revenue last year.