School board OKs new financial system

System was one of two in state not to switch over to NextGen; board votes 5-2 to move forward with the plan

In a vote of 5 to 2, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Friday approved to purchase NextGen Financial Solution from Harris School Solutions for $167,230. Escambia County was one of only two systems not using the new system in the state until last week's vote. Board members Sherry Digmon and Cindy Jackson voted no.

The annual fee will be $49,455 for the new program. One-time fees include a $2,500 license fee and $109,305 professional services fee. Training is included in the cost.

Superintendent Michele McClung told the board that Escambia County was one of only two counties in...

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