Name

Position

Phone

Email

Elizabeth Hall

Coordinator of Finance

912-729-8359

Email Elizabeth Hall

Donna Humberson

Accounts Payable: Employee Travel/Registrations

912-729-8337

Email Donna Humberson

Jennifer Riley

Payroll: TRS/PSER/Health Insurance/Retirement Planning

912-729-8390

Email Jennifer Riley

Lindsey Dunn

Payroll: Employee Leave/Employee Voluntary Deductions

912-729-8332

Email Lindsey Dunn

Christel Wage

Accounts Payable

912-729-8336

Email Christel Wage

Ashley Vazquez

Bookkeeper: Grants/Capital Projects/School-Based Budget Management

912-729-8392

Email Ashley Vazquez

Karen Trower

Bookkeeper

912-729-1587

Email Karen Trower

Questions are often asked regarding the salary determinations for Camden County Schools' employees. Certified employees are individuals that have been issued a professional certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Georgia Department of Education's State Salary Schedule mandates the minimum salary for all certified employees based on their experience and level of certification. The state salary schedule is funded through the state budget each year by the Georgia General Assembly. Local school systems are reimbursed a major portion of salary costs for certified employees through the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act. State reimbursements to local systems are adjusted for the training and experience levels of the certified staff within the system. Local school systems typically supplement the minimum salaries required by the state to attract and retain talented professionals who positively influence outcomes for children. The specific salaries paid to certificated personnel in Camden County Schools are published in the Camden County Schools Teacher Salary Schedule and the Camden County Schools Pre-K teacher Salary Schedule. Salaries are not negotiated through collective bargaining for or by educators in Georgia.

State Salary Schedule does not apply to Bright from the Start Pre-K certified staff.

Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST)

In 1996 the Georgia Legislature approved steps ultimately leading to a constitutional amendment that allowed local governments, and school systems, to ask citizens to authorize a one-cent Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for municipalities and or a one-cent Special Location Option Sales Tax for Educational Purposes (ESPLOST) for schools. The two sales taxes were to be voted on and approved separately by voters who could choose to approve one, both, or neither. Capital needs of cities and counties such as buildings, roads, bridges, parks, and infrastructure could be addressed by the general SPLOST. School system capital needs such as schools, land for school buildings, school bus purchases, textbooks, and technology infrastructure were to be addressed using the ESPLOST. Proceeds from either tax could not be used for general operating costs such as personnel or supplies. ESPLOST funding is capped at the amount of funds approved by the voters and is limited to the projects listed in the referendum and approved by the voters.

Current ESPLOST

On May 22, 2018, the voters approved the continuation of the one percent sales and use tax to allow for the continued success of Camden County's school children without further burdening property owners in the community. The monthly financial reports presented at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting contain detail and summary information regarding the current ESPLOST and previous ESPLOST expenditures. Funding necessary to address projected capital needs for Camden County Schools on the 2018 had an estimated totals $39,000,000 which was approved by the citizens of Camden County. The collections for the 2018 ESPLOST began in July 2019. The collection and expenditures are still in progress for this approved ESPLOST.

On May 24, 2022, the citizens of Camden County approved the continuation of the ESPLOST funding. Therefore, at the conclusion of the current (2018) ESPLOST, capital projects will be funded by the new ESPLOST which was approved for an estimated $66,000,000 to be collected over a five-year period.

Camden County Schools E-Verify number is 429285

Affidavits: Required affidavits for contractors and subcontractors may be obtained from Jennifer Brown.