Sales tax revenue may save Blount County Schools from losing state funding | News

Sales tax revenue coming in higher than projected this spring may save Blount County Schools from losing nearly $5 million a month in state funding starting in October.

BCS plans to ask the County Commission to approve a change this month to the general purpose school budget that wouldn’t alter the amount the district spends but would change the source of money.

The district planned to use more than $1 million from its undesignated fund balance for costs related to COVID-19. The budget amendment would rely on $580,000 of that coming from an increased sales tax revenue estimate instead.

Local funding rule

Without that infusion of area revenue, BCS would fail a “maintenance of effort” (MOE) requirement from the state, which is designed to keep local governments from cutting education spending.

Area revenue in the BCS general purpose budget totaled $42.58 million for the 2019-20 school year. However that was

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Vendita Technology Hires Dan Heckman as New Chief Revenue Officer – Press Release

TAMPA, Fla.–(Business Wire)–Tampa based technology firm, Vendita, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Dan Heckman as their Chief Revenue Officer to help continue to grow revenue and add additional revenue streams across their portfolio of solutions.

Heckman has 25+ years in technology sales and marketing leadership positions with large and small SaaS based software companies including packaged and custom software as well as BPO services, creation of marketing demand engines and the development of transformational corporate sales processes from an executive level.

“His extensive experience in the development of strategy in addition to a deep understanding of what it takes to execute against that strategy lends itself perfectly to Vendita’s direction of revenue growth,” said Doug Sullinger, Founder and CEO of Vendita.

Additionally, Heckman has built sales and marketing teams from scratch, transformed large enterprises into solution selling engines and created new methods for added value across multiple

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