The Chattooga County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting last night at the Education Center located at the old Penville School.

The board approved the superintendent’s recommendation of August’s financial statement.  At last Monday night’s work session the board had approved a tax anticipation loan (TAN Loan) due to the fact that the school might face an operational money shortage.  The superintendent asked for and received permission from the board of education to transfer needed funds to the general operating fund if the school system needed the money.

Superintendent Dr. Dwight Pullen said that there was $175,000 in an account that came from the sale of North Summerville Elementary School that he could transfer if the money was needed.  Pullen said that he was "hoping we’re not going to need it.  We hope to leave it where it is."

In other action the board heard an update on the school construction projects at Summerville Middle School and Menlo School.  Board Chairman "Fuzz" Anderson was not happy with the way things were going at the Summerville Middle School.  Dr. Pullen told the board that while the construction project at Menlo School was on schedule for completion, the project at Summerville Middle School would not be complete by the first of the year as was originally expected.