Fiscal 2013 ended June 30, but board Chairman Randy Weiner said it will take a few weeks before the final numbers from the budget year are available.
"We approved fund transfers to this account because it's where we've been pulling money from lately and we need to replenish it," Weiner
The district most recen-tly used money from the building fund to pay for the $309,522 bus parking lot near Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
off Aviation Road, which was completed last October, and for the construction and renovation of a $256,000 dance studio and band room at Marietta High School
said the excess revenue in the Fiscal 2013 budget is due to conservative budgeting by the district's finance staff and growth of about 200 students in the almost 8,500-student school system.
"This will bring us to a 1:2 computer ratio for all fourth- and fifth-grade classes," Weiner
This means that there will be at least one computer for every two students at the elementary school level.
Laptops should be accessible by students when they return in mid-August.
said the purchase is related to the district's technology plan, which also was reviewed at the same meeting.