Annual financial report, 2023 June 30, Pike County Board of Education, Zebulon, Georgia, including independent auditor's report.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FISCAL YEAR 2023
Pike County Board of Education
Zebulon, Georgia
Including Independent Auditor's Report
Greg S. Griffin | State Auditor

Pike County Board of Education

Table of Contents

Section I Financial
Independent Auditor's Report

Exhibits

Basic Financial Statements

Government-Wide Financial Statements

A

Statement of Net Position

1

B

Statement of Activities

2

Fund Financial Statements

C

Balance Sheet

Governmental Funds

3

D

Reconciliation of the Governmental Funds Balance Sheet

to the Statement of Net Position

4

E

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances

Governmental Funds

5

F

Reconciliation of the Governmental Funds Statement of

Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances

to the Statement of Activities

6

G

Statement of Fiduciary Net Position

Fiduciary Funds

7

H

Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Position

Fiduciary Funds

8

I Notes to the Basic Financial Statements

10

Schedules

Required Supplementary Information

1 Schedule of Proportionate Share of the Net Pension Liability

Teachers Retirement System of Georgia

43

2 Schedule of Contributions Teachers Retirement System of Georgia

44

3 Schedule of Proportionate Share of the Net Pension Liability

Employees' Retirement System of Georgia

45

4 Schedule of Contributions Employees' Retirement System of Georgia

46

5 Schedule of Proportionate Share of the Net Pension Liability Public

Public School Employees Retirement System of Georgia

47

6 Schedule of Proportionate Share of the Net OPEB Liability

School OPEB Fund

48

Required Supplementary Information (Continued)

7 Schedule of Contributions School OPEB Fund

49

8 Notes to the Required Supplementary Information

50

9 Schedule of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund

Balances - Budget and Actual General Fund

52

Supplementary Information

10 Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards

53

11 Schedule of State Revenue

55

12 Schedule of Approved Local Option Sales Tax Projects

56

Section II
Compliance and Internal Control Reports Independent Auditor's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards
Independent Auditor's Report on Compliance for Each Major Federal Program and on Internal Control Over Compliance Required by the Uniform Guidance
Section III Auditee's Response to Prior Year Findings and Questioned Costs Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings
Section IV Findings and Questioned Costs Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs

Section I Financial

Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
The Honorable Brian P. Kemp, Governor of Georgia Members of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia Members of the State Board of Education
and Mr. Shane Williamson, Superintendent and Members of the Pike County Board of Education
Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements
Opinions
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, each major fund, and fiduciary activities of the Pike County Board of Education (School District) as of and for the year ended June 30, 2023, and the related notes to the financial statements, which collectively comprise the School District's basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund, and fiduciary activities of the School District as of June 30, 2023, and the respective changes in financial position for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinions
We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS) and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report.
We are required to be independent of the School District and to meet our other ethical responsibilities, in accordance with the relevant ethical requirements relating to our audit. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinions.
Responsibilities of Management for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and for the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
270 Washington Street, SW, Suite 4-101 Atlanta, Georgia 30334 | Phone (404) 656-2180

In preparing the financial statements, management is required to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the School District's ability to continue as a going concern for twelve months beyond the financial statement date, including any currently known information that may raise substantial doubt shortly thereafter.
Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinions. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not absolute assurance and therefore is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS and Government Auditing Standards will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. Misstatements are considered material if there is a substantial likelihood that, individually or in the aggregate, they would influence the judgment made by a reasonable user based on the financial statements.
In performing an audit in accordance with GAAS and Government Auditing Standards, we:
Exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.
Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, and design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks. Such procedures include examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.
Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.
Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluate the overall presentation of the financial statements.
Conclude whether, in our judgment, there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the School District's ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time.
We are required to communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit, significant audit findings, and certain internal control related matters that we identified during the audit.
Required Supplementary Information
Management has omitted the Management's Discussion and Analysis that accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require to be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such missing information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board who considers it to be an essential part of

financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. Our opinions on the basic financial statements are not affected by this missing information.
Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that the required supplementary information listed in the table of contents be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information is the responsibility of management and, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with GAAS, which consisted of inquiries of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management's responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient appropriate evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance.
Supplementary Information
Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that collectively comprise the School District's basic financial statements. The accompanying supplementary information, as listed in the table of contents, is presented for the purposes of additional analysis and is not a required part of the basic financial statements. The Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards is presented for purposes of additional analysis as required by Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and is also not a required part of the basic financial statements.
The supplementary information is the responsibility of management and was derived from and relates directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the basic financial statements. Such information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and certain additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the basic financial statements or to the basic financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures in accordance with GAAS. In our opinion, the information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the basic financial statements as a whole.
Other Reporting Required by Government Auditing Standards
In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated March 21, 2024 on our consideration of the School District's internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is solely to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards in considering the School District's internal control over financial reporting and compliance.

A copy of this report has been filed as a permanent record and made available to the press of the State, as provided for by Official Code of Georgia Annotated section 50-6-24. Respectfully submitted,
Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
March 21, 2024

Pike County Board of Education

PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF NET POSITION JUNE 30, 2023
ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments Accounts Receivable, Net
Taxes State Government Federal Government Other Intangible Right-to-Use Assets (Net of Accumulated Amortization) Capital Assets, Non-Depreciable Capital Assets, Depreciable (Net of Accumulated Depreciation)
Total Assets
DEFERRED OUTFLOWS OF RESOURCES Related to Defined Benefit Pension Plans Related to OPEB Plan
Total Deferred Outflows of Resources
LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Salaries and Benefits Payable Payroll Withholdings Payable Due to Other Funds Interest Payable Contracts Payable Retainages Payable Net Pension Liability Net OPEB Liability Long-Term Liabilities
Due Within One Year Due in More Than One Year
Total Liabilities
DEFERRED INFLOWS OF RESOURCES Related to Defined Benefit Pension Plans Related to OPEB Plan
Total Deferred Inflows of Resources
NET POSITION Net Investment in Capital Assets Restricted for
Continuation of Federal Programs Debt Service Capital Projects Unrestricted (Deficit)
Total Net Position

EXHIBIT "A"

GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES

$

11,275,742.91

11,630,087.85

863,451.80 3,886,305.46 1,434,001.64
31,730.25 87,966.22 3,211,543.06 48,000,801.03 80,421,630.22

20,939,559.26 4,816,111.00 25,755,670.26

572,460.34 4,275,208.23 1,574,667.50
7,058.00 157,137.50 657,178.60
85,459.40 42,713,843.00 16,562,081.00
3,507,891.11 13,344,734.97 83,457,719.65

374,507.00 11,162,578.00 11,537,085.00

37,701,215.55

1,514,979.42 2,453,031.92 3,204,474.85 (33,691,205.91)

$

11,182,495.83

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "B"

GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES Instruction Support Services Pupil Services Improvement of Instructional Services Educational Media Services General Administration School Administration Business Administration Maintenance and Operation of Plant Student Transportation Services Central Support Services Other Support Services Operations of Non-Instructional Services Food Services Interest on Long-Term Debt
Total Governmental Activities

EXPENSES

CHARGES FOR SERVICES

PROGRAM REVENUES OPERATING GRANTS AND
CONTRIBUTIONS

CAPITAL GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

NET (EXPENSES) REVENUES
AND CHANGES IN NET POSITION

$

28,717,763.47 $

159,130.30 $

21,484,026.90 $

3,933,202.58 1,215,380.38
570,574.23 938,397.99 2,337,574.51 324,505.56 3,009,769.83 2,560,917.91 215,842.22 359,540.97

-

886,700.25

-

520,669.04

-

513,497.00

-

696,245.50

-

1,053,319.38

-

15,929.43

-

1,138,406.95

-

605,349.69

-

3,566.92

-

6,652.26

1,038,611.10 395,464.12

490,587.25 -

990,466.94 -

$

45,617,544.87 $

649,717.55 $

27,914,830.26 $

General Revenues Taxes Property Taxes For Maintenance and Operations For Debt Services Sales Taxes Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax For Capital Projects Other Sales Tax Grants and Contributions not Restricted to Specific Programs Investment Earnings Miscellaneous Total General Revenues

Change in Net Position

Net Position - Beginning of Year

Net Position - End of Year

1,203,264.39 $
49,391.00 -
364.74 4,105.74
231.98 -
84,077.71 517,770.00
920.13
24,483.95 -
1,884,609.64

(5,871,341.88)
(2,997,111.33) (694,711.34) (56,712.49) (238,046.75)
(1,284,023.15) (308,576.13)
(1,787,285.17) (1,437,798.22)
(212,275.30) (351,968.58)
466,927.04 (395,464.12)
(15,168,387.42)

11,650,278.39 819,478.88

2,422,070.64 252,667.57
2,504,834.00 334,936.81
1,508,820.93 19,493,087.22

4,324,699.80

6,857,796.03

$

11,182,495.83

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments Accounts Receivable, Net
Taxes State Government Federal Government Other
Total Assets
LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Salaries and Benefits Payable Payroll Withholdings Payable Due to Other Funds Contracts Payable Retainages Payable
Total Liabilities
DEFERRED INFLOWS OF RESOURCES Unavailable Revenue - Property Taxes
FUND BALANCES Restricted Unassigned
Total Fund Balances
Total Liabilities, Deferred Inflows of Resources, and Fund Balances

PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION BALANCE SHEET
GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "C"

GENERAL FUND

CAPITAL PROJECTS
FUND

DEBT SERVICE FUND

TOTAL

$

5,341,488.87 $

10,111,333.44

610,272.02 3,035,791.06 1,434,001.64
28,093.35

$

20,560,980.38 $

5,202,893.58 $ 1,518,754.41
213,452.21 850,514.40
3,636.90
7,789,251.50 $

731,360.46 $ -
39,727.57 -
771,088.03 $

11,275,742.91 11,630,087.85
863,451.80 3,886,305.46 1,434,001.64
31,730.25
29,121,319.91

$

464,561.03 $

4,275,208.23

1,574,667.50

7,058.00

160,870.18

-

6,482,364.94

107,899.31 $ -
496,308.42 85,459.40 689,667.13

317,495.34

-

1,514,979.42 12,246,140.68 13,761,120.10

7,099,584.37 -
7,099,584.37

$

20,560,980.38 $

7,789,251.50 $

- $ -

572,460.34 4,275,208.23 1,574,667.50
7,058.00 657,178.60
85,459.40 7,172,032.07

29,015.96

346,511.30

742,072.07 -
742,072.07

9,356,635.86 12,246,140.68 21,602,776.54

771,088.03 $

29,121,319.91

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECONCILIATION OF THE GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS BALANCE SHEET
TO THE STATEMENT OF NET POSITION JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "D"

Total fund balances - governmental funds (Exhibit "C")
Amounts reported for governmental activities in the Statement of Net Position are different because:
Capital assets used in governmental activities are not financial resources and therefore are not reported in the funds. Land Construction in progress Buildings and improvements Equipment Land improvements Accumulated depreciation
Right-to use assets used in governmental activities are not financial resources and therefore are not reported in the funds. Leased building and improvements Accumulated amortization - right-to-use assets
Some liabilities are not due and payable in the current period and, therefore, are not reported in the funds. Net pension liability Net OPEB liability
Deferred outflows and inflows of resources related to pensions/OPEB are applicable to future periods and, therefore, are not reported in the funds. Related to pensions Related to OPEB
Taxes that are not available to pay for current period expenditures are deferred in the funds.
Long-term liabilities, and related accrued interest, are not due and payable in the current period and therefore are not reported in the funds. Bonds payable Accrued interest payable Financed purchase arrangement payable Lease liability payable Compensated absences payable Unamortized bond premiums
Net position of governmental activities (Exhibit "A")

$

21,602,776.54

$

1,880,330.14

1,331,212.92

63,594,507.17

8,237,841.31

5,223,548.75

(29,055,096.20)

$

179,015.08

(91,048.86)

$

(42,713,843.00)

(16,562,081.00)

51,212,344.09 87,966.22
(59,275,924.00)

$

20,565,052.26

(6,346,467.00)

14,218,585.26 346,511.30

$

(14,240,000.00)

(157,137.50)

(1,207,225.77)

(87,966.22)

(72,862.63)

(1,244,571.46)

(17,009,763.58)

$

11,182,495.83

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES
GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "E"

REVENUES Property Taxes Sales Taxes State Funds Federal Funds Charges for Services Investment Earnings Miscellaneous Total Revenues
EXPENDITURES Current Instruction Support Services Pupil Services Improvement of Instructional Services Educational Media Services General Administration School Administration Business Administration Maintenance and Operation of Plant Student Transportation Services Central Support Services Other Support Services Food Services Operation Capital Outlay Debt Services Principal Dues and Fees Interest Total Expenditures
Revenues over (under) Expenditures
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES (USES) Transfers In Transfers Out Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Net Change in Fund Balances
Fund Balances - Beginning
Fund Balances - Ending

GENERAL FUND

CAPITAL PROJECTS
FUND

DEBT SERVICE FUND

TOTAL

$

11,699,178.52 $

236,418.20

24,936,030.97

5,897,946.25

649,717.55

104,467.98

1,508,820.93

45,032,580.40

- $ 2,422,070.64 1,366,839.64
230,258.17 4,019,168.45

822,576.09 $ 16,249.37 210.66 839,036.12

12,521,754.61 2,674,738.21
26,302,870.61 5,897,946.25 649,717.55 334,936.81 1,508,820.93 49,890,784.97

26,383,755.68
3,554,766.66 1,183,990.91
569,215.83 916,221.94 2,280,319.52 298,402.37 2,308,626.37 3,113,005.12 208,579.05 395,421.21 1,167,020.15 995,389.78
91,048.86 -
7,573.38 43,473,336.83 1,559,243.57

34,833.91
246,178.37 -
509,394.25 172,371.00
1,399.51 3,389,490.34
4,353,667.38 (334,498.93)

-
-
1,705,234.79 7,620.00
756,909.20 2,469,763.99 (1,630,727.87)

26,418,589.59
3,800,945.03 1,183,990.91
569,215.83 916,221.94 2,280,319.52 298,402.37 2,818,020.62 3,285,376.12 208,579.05 395,421.21 1,168,419.66 4,384,880.12
1,796,283.65 7,620.00
764,482.58 50,296,768.20
(405,983.23)

(516,859.64) (516,859.64)

286,851.76 (1,531,136.11) (1,244,284.35)

1,761,143.99 -
1,761,143.99

2,047,995.75 (2,047,995.75)
-

1,042,383.93

(1,578,783.28)

130,416.12

(405,983.23)

12,718,736.17

8,678,367.65

611,655.95

22,008,759.77

$

13,761,120.10 $

7,099,584.37 $

742,072.07 $

21,602,776.54

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECONCILIATION OF THE GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS STATEMENT OF
REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES TO THE STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "F"

Net change in fund balances total governmental funds (Exhibit "E")
Amounts reported for governmental activities in the Statement of Activities are different because:
Governmental funds report capital outlays as expenditures. However, in the Statement of Activities, the cost of capital assets is allocated over their estimated useful lives as depreciation expense. Capital outlay Depreciation expense Amortization expense
The net effect of various miscellaneous transactions involving capital assets (i.e., sales, trade-ins, donations, and disposals) is to decrease net position.
Taxes reported in the Statement of Activities that do not provide current financial resources are not reported as revenues in the funds.
The issuance of long-term debt provides current financial resources to governmental funds, while the repayment of the principal of long-term debt consumes the current financial resources of governmental funds. Neither transaction, however, has any effect on net position. Also, governmental funds report the effect of premiums, discounts and the difference between the carrying value of refunded debt and the acquisition cost of refunded debt when debt is first issued. These amounts are deferred and amortized in the Statement of Activities. Financed purchase arrangement payments Bond principal retirements Lease liability payments Amortization of bond premium
District pension/OPEB contributions are reported as expenditures in the governmental funds when made. However, they are reported as deferred outflows of resources in the Statement of Net Position because the reported net pension/OPEB liability is measured a year before the District's report date. Pension/OPEB expense, which is the change in the net pension/OPEB liability adjusted for changes in deferred outflows and inflows of resources related to pensions/OPEB, is reported in the Statement of Activities. Pension expense OPEB expense
Some items reported in the Statement of Activities do not require the use of current financial resources and therefore are not reported as expenditures in governmental funds. Accrued interest on issuance of bonds Compensated absences
Change in net position of governmental activities (Exhibit "B")

$

(405,983.23)

$

5,389,371.46

(2,201,813.79)

(91,048.86)

3,096,508.81 (37,444.30) (51,997.34)

$

175,234.79

1,530,000.00

91,048.86

313,112.30

2,109,395.95

$

(2,242,465.62)

1,809,454.00

(433,011.62)

55,952.78 (8,721.25)

$

4,324,699.80

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF FIDUCIARY NET POSITION
FIDUCIARY FUNDS JUNE 30, 2023
ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Due From Other Funds
Total Assets LIABILITIES Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities NET POSITION Restricted
Individuals, Organizations, and Other Governments

EXHIBIT "G"

CUSTODIAL FUNDS

$

14,750.29

7,058.00

21,808.29

4,380.39

$

17,427.90

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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ADDITIONS Contributions Donors Investment Earnings Interest Total Additions
DEDUCTIONS Administrative Expenses Other Deductions Total Deductions
Change in Net Position
Net Position - Beginning
Net Position - Ending

PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FIDCUCIARY NET POSITION
FIDUCIARY FUNDS YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "H"

CUSTODIAL FUNDS

$

78,349.00

3.01 78,352.01

5,616.90 76,097.47 81,714.37

(3,362.36)

20,790.26

$

17,427.90

The notes to the basic financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

NOTE 1: DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT AND REPORTING ENTITY
Reporting Entity
The Pike County Board of Education (School District) was established under the laws of the State of Georgia and operates under the guidance of a board elected by the voters and a Superintendent appointed by the Board. The School District is organized as a separate legal entity and has the power to levy taxes and issue bonds. Its budget is not subject to approval by any other entity. Accordingly, the School District is a primary government and consists of all the organizations that compose its legal entity.
NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The accompanying financial statements of the School District have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). GASB is the accepted standard-setting body for governmental accounting and financial reporting principles. The most significant of the School District's accounting policies are described below.
Basis of Presentation
The School District's basic financial statements are collectively comprised of the government-wide financial statements, fund financial statements and notes to the basic financial statements. The government-wide statements focus on the School District as a whole, while the fund financial statements focus on major funds. Each presentation provides valuable information that can be analyzed and compared between years and between governments to enhance the information's usefulness.
Government-Wide Statements:
The Statement of Net Position and the Statement of Activities display information about the financial activities of the overall School District, except for fiduciary activities. Eliminations have been made to minimize the double counting of internal activities. Governmental activities generally are financed through taxes, intergovernmental revenues, and other nonexchange transactions.
The Statement of Net Position presents the School District's non-fiduciary assets, deferred outflows of resources, deferred inflows of resources and liabilities, with the difference reported as net position. Net position is reported in three categories as follows:
1. Net investment in capital assets consists of the School District's total investment in capital assets, net of accumulated depreciation, and reduced by outstanding debt obligations related to those capital assets. To the extent debt has been incurred but not yet expended for capital assets, such amounts are not included as a component of net investment in capital assets.
2. Restricted net position consists of resources for which the School District is legally or contractually obligated to spend in accordance with restrictions imposed by external third parties or imposed by law through constitutional provisions or enabling legislation.
3. Unrestricted net position consists of resources not meeting the definition of the two preceding categories. Unrestricted net position often has constraints on resources imposed by management which can be removed or modified.
The Statement of Activities presents a comparison between direct expenses and program revenues for each function of the School District's governmental activities.
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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Direct expenses are those that are specifically associated with a program or function and, therefore, are clearly identifiable to a particular function. Indirect expenses (expenses of the School District related to the administration and support of the School District's programs, such as office and maintenance personnel and accounting) are not allocated to programs.
Program revenues include (a) charges paid by the recipients of goods or services offered by the programs and (b) grants and contributions that are restricted to meeting the operational or capital requirements of a particular program. Revenues that are not classified as program revenues, including all taxes, are presented as general revenues.
Fund Financial Statements
The fund financial statements provide information about the School District's funds, including fiduciary funds. Eliminations have been made to minimize the double counting of internal activities. Separate financial statements are presented for governmental and fiduciary funds. The emphasis of fund financial statements is on major governmental funds, each displayed in a separate column.
The School District reports the following major governmental funds:
The general fund is the School District's primary operating fund. It accounts for and reports all financial resources not accounted for and reported in another fund.

The capital projects fund accounts for and reports financial resources including Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST), bond proceeds and grants from Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission that are restricted, committed or assigned for capital outlay expenditures, including the acquisition or construction of capital facilities and other capital assets.

The debt service fund accounts for and reports financial resources that are restricted, committed, or assigned including taxes (property and sales) legally restricted for the payment of general long-term principal and interest.
The School District reports the following fiduciary fund type:
Custodial funds are used to report resources held by the School District in a purely custodial capacity.
Basis of Accounting
The basis of accounting determines when transactions are reported on the financial statements. The government-wide and fiduciary fund financial statements are reported using the economic resources measurement focus and the accrual basis of accounting. Revenues are recorded when earned and expenses are recorded at the time liabilities are incurred, regardless of when the related cash flows take place. Nonexchange transactions, in which the School District gives (or receives) value without directly receiving (or giving) equal value in exchange, include property taxes, sales taxes, grants and donations. On an accrual basis, revenue from property taxes is recognized in the fiscal year for which the taxes are levied. Revenue from sales taxes is recognized in the fiscal year in which the underlying transaction (sale) takes place. Revenue from grants and donations is recognized in the fiscal year in which all eligibility requirements have been satisfied.

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The School District uses funds to report on its financial position and the results of its operations. Fund accounting is designed to demonstrate legal compliance and to aid financial management by segregating transactions related to certain governmental functions or activities. A fund is a separate accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts.
Governmental funds are reported using the current financial resources measurement focus and the modified accrual basis of accounting. Under this method, revenues are recognized when measurable and available. The School District considers certain revenues reported in the governmental funds to be available if they are collected within 60 days after year-end. The School District considers all intergovernmental revenues to be available if they are collected within 120 days after year-end. Property taxes, sales taxes and interest are considered to be susceptible to accrual. Expenditures are recorded when the related fund liability is incurred, except for principal and interest on general long-term debt, and compensated absences, which are recognized as expenditures to the extent they have matured. Capital asset acquisitions are reported as expenditures in governmental funds. Proceeds of general long-term liabilities and acquisitions under leases are reported as other financing sources.
The School District funds certain programs by a combination of specific cost-reimbursement grants, categorical grants, and general revenues. Thus, when program costs are incurred, there are both restricted and unrestricted resources available to finance the program. It is the School District's policy to first apply grant resources to such programs, followed by cost-reimbursement grants, then general revenues.
New Accounting Pronouncements
In fiscal year 2023, the School District adopted Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 96, Subscription-Based Information Technology Arrangements. This statement defines subscription-based information technology arrangements and provides uniform guidance for accounting and financial reporting for transactions that meet that definition. Under this statement, a government is required to recognize a subscription liability and an intangible right-to-use asset for contracts that meet the definition of a subscription-based information technology arrangement. The adoption of this statement did not have a material impact on the School District's financial statements.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on hand, demand deposits, investments in the State of Georgia local government investment pool (Georgia Fund 1) and short-term investments with original maturities of three months or less from the date of acquisition in authorized financial institutions. Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 45-8-14 authorizes the School District to deposit its funds in one or more solvent banks, insured Federal savings and loan associations or insured chartered building and loan associations.
Investments
The School District can invest its funds as permitted by O.C.G.A. 36-83-4. In selecting among options for investment or among institutional bids for deposits, the highest rate of return shall be the objective, given equivalent conditions of safety and liquidity.

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Investments made by the School District in nonparticipating interest-earning contracts (such as certificates of deposit) and repurchase agreements are reported at cost. Participating interest-earning contracts and money market investments with a maturity at purchase of one year or less are reported at amortized cost. All other investments are reported at fair value.

For accounting purposes, certificates of deposit are classified as investments if they have an original maturity greater than three months when acquired.

Receivables

Receivables consist of amounts due from property and sales taxes, grant reimbursements due on Federal, State or other grants for expenditures made but not reimbursed and other receivables disclosed from information available. Receivables are recorded when either the asset or revenue recognition criteria has been met. Receivables recorded on the basic financial statements do not include any amounts which would necessitate the need for an allowance for uncollectible receivables.

Due to other funds and due from other funds consist of activities between funds that are representative of lending/borrowing arrangements outstanding at the end of the fiscal year.

Capital Assets

On the government-wide financial statements, capital assets are recorded at cost where historical records are available and at estimated historical cost based on appraisals or deflated current replacement cost where no historical records exist. Donated capital assets are recorded at the acquisition value on the date donated. The cost of normal maintenance and repairs that do not add to the value of assets or materially extend the useful lives of the assets is not capitalized. The School District does not capitalize book collections or works of art.

Capital acquisition and construction are recorded as expenditures in the governmental fund financial statements at the time of purchase (including ancillary charges), and the related assets are reported as capital assets in the governmental activities column in the government-wide financial statements.

Depreciation is computed using the straight-line for all assets, except land, and is used to allocate the actual or estimated historical cost of capital assets over estimated useful lives.

Capitalization thresholds and estimated useful lives of capital assets reported in the government-wide statements are as follows:

Capitalization Policy

Estimated Useful Life

Land Land Improvements Buildings and Improvements Equipment Intangible Assets

All

$

10,000.00

$

10,000.00

$

5,000.00

$ 300,000.00

N/A 20 years
20 to 60 years 5 to 15 years 5 to 80 years

Intangible Right-To-Use Assets
Leases, as a lessee, are included as intangible right-to-use assets and lease obligations on the Statement of Net Position. An intangible right-to-use asset represents the School District's right-to-use an underlying asset for the lease term. Lease obligations represent the School District's liability to make
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lease payments arising from the lease agreement. Intangible right-to-use assets, and lease obligations are recognized based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term, where the initial term exceeds 12 months. Residual value guarantees and the value of an option to extend or terminate a lease are reflected to the extent it is reasonably certain to be paid or exercised. Variable payments based on future performance or usage are not included in the measurement of the lease liability. Intangible rightto-use assets are amortized using a straight-line basis over the shorter of the lease term or useful life of the underlying asset. Prepayments made before the commencement of the lease are reported as intangible right-to-use assets-in-progress.
Capitalization threshold of intangible right-to-use assets reported in the government-wide statements are as follows:
Capitalization Policy

Land

Land Improvements

$

Buildings and Improvements

$

Equipment

$

All 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00

Leases as Lessee
The School District is a lessee for noncancellable leases of modular classrooms owned by 3rd parties.
At the commencement of a lease, the School District initially measures the lease liability at the present value of payments expected to be made during the lease term. Subsequently, the lease liability is reduced by the principal portion of lease payments made. The right-to-use lease asset is initially measured as the initial amount of the lease liability, adjusted for lease payments made at or before the lease commencement date, plus certain initial direct costs. Subsequently, the lease asset is amortized on the straight-line basis over the shorter of the useful life of the asset or the lease term.
Key estimates and judgments related to leases include how the School District determines (1) the discount rate it uses to discount the expected lease payments to present value, (2) lease term, and (3) lease payments:
The lease agreements entered into by the School District as lessee do not contain stated interest rates. Therefore, the School District has used its estimated incremental borrowing rate as the discount rate for the leases. The School District has estimated this incremental borrowing rate to be 5.50% for the leases in which the School District is currently involved as the lessee.
The lease term includes the noncancellable period of the lease. Lease payments included in the measurement of the lease liability are composed of fixed payments the School District will make over the lease term.
The School District monitors changes in circumstances that would require a remeasurement of its lease and will remeasure the lease asset and lease liability if certain changes occur that are expected to significantly affect the amount of the lease liability.
Lease assets are reported with other capital assets and lease liabilities are reported with current and long-term debt on the statement of net position.

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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Deferred Outflows/Inflows of Resources
In addition to assets, the statement of financial position will report a separate section for deferred outflows of resources. This separate financial statement element represents a consumption of resources that applies to a future period(s) and therefore will not be recognized as an outflow of resources (expense/expenditure) until then.
In addition to liabilities, the statement of financial position will report a separate section for deferred inflows of resources. This separate financial statement element represents an acquisition of resources that applies to a future period(s) and therefore will not be recognized as an inflow of resources (revenue) until that time.
Compensated Absences
Compensated absences payable consists of vacation leave employees earned based on services already rendered.
Vacation leave of 10 days (30 days for Superintendent) is awarded on a fiscal year basis to all full-time personnel employed on a twelve-month basis. No other employees are eligible to earn vacation leave. Vacation leave not utilized during the fiscal year may be carried over to the next fiscal year, providing such vacation leave does not exceed 15 days. Upon terminating employment, the School District pays a maximum of 10 days (20 days for Superintendent) unused and unforfeited vacation benefits to employees. Accordingly, vacation benefits are accrued as a liability in the government-wide financial statements. A liability for these amounts is reported in the governmental fund financial statements only if they have matured, for example, as a result of employee resignations and retirements by fiscal-year end.
Members of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) may apply unused sick leave toward early retirement. The liability for early retirement will be borne by TRS rather than by the individual School Districts. Otherwise, sick leave does not vest with the employee, and no liability is reported in the School District's financial statements.
Long-Term Liabilities and Bond Discounts/Premiums
In the School District's government-wide financial statements, outstanding debt is reported as liabilities. Bond premiums and discounts and the difference between the reacquisition price and the net carrying value of refunded debt are deferred and amortized over the life of the bonds using the straightline method. To conform to generally accepted accounting principles, bond premiums and discounts should be amortized using the effective interest method. The effect of this deviation is deemed to be immaterial to the fair presentation of the basic financial statements. Bond issuance costs are recognized as an outflow of resources in the fiscal year in which the bonds are issued.
In the governmental fund financial statements, the School District recognizes the proceeds of debt and premiums as other financing sources of the current period. Bond issuance costs are reported as debt service expenditures.
Pensions
For purposes of measuring the net pension liability, deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions, and pension expense, information about the pension plan's fiduciary net position and additions to/deductions from the plan's fiduciary net position have been determined

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on the same basis as they are reported by the plan. For this purpose, benefit payments (including refunds of employee contributions) are recognized when due and payable in accordance with the benefit terms. Investments are reported at fair value.
Post-Employment Benefits Other Than Pensions (OPEB)
For purposes of measuring the net OPEB liability, deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to OPEB, and OPEB expense, information about the fiduciary net position of the Georgia School Employees Post-Employment Benefit Fund (School OPEB Fund) and additions to/deductions from School OPEB Fund fiduciary net position have been determined on the same basis as they are reported by School OPEB Fund. For this purpose, benefit payments are recognized when due and payable in accordance with the benefit terms. Investments are reported at fair value.
Fund Balances
Fund balance for governmental funds is reported in classifications that comprise a hierarchy based primarily on the extent to which the government is bound to honor constraints on the specific purposes for which amounts in those funds can be spent.
The School District's fund balances are classified as follows:
Nonspendable consists of resources that cannot be spent either because they are in a nonspendable form or because they are legally or contractually required to be maintained intact.
Restricted consists of resources that can be used only for specific purposes pursuant constraints either (1) externally imposed by creditors, grantors, contributors, or laws and regulations of other governments or (2) imposed by law through constitutional provisions or enabling legislation.
Committed consists of resources that can be used only for specific purposes pursuant to constraints imposed by formal action of the Board. The Board is the School District's highest level of decisionmaking authority, and the formal action that is required to be taken to establish, modify, or rescind a fund balance commitment is a resolution approved by the Board. Committed fund balance also should incorporate contractual obligations to the extent that existing resources in the fund have been specifically committed for use in satisfying those contractual requirements.
Assigned consists of resources constrained by the School District's intent to be used for specific purposes but are neither restricted nor committed. The intent should be expressed by (1) the Board or (2) the budget or finance committee, or the Superintendent, or designee, to assign amounts to be used for specific purposes.
Unassigned consists of resources within the general fund not meeting the definition of any aforementioned category. The general fund should be the only fund that reports a positive unassigned fund balance amount. In other governmental funds, it may be necessary to report a negative unassigned fund balance.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Property Taxes
The Pike Couty Board of Commissioners adopted the property tax levy for the 2022 tax digest year (calendar year) on October 5, 2022 (levy date) based on property values as of January 1, 2022. Taxes were due on December 20, 2022 (lien date). Taxes collected within the current fiscal year or within 60 days after year-end on the 2022 tax digest are reported as revenue in the governmental funds for fiscal year 2023. The Pike County Tax Commissioner bills and collects the property taxes for the School District, withholds 2.5% of taxes collected as a fee for tax collection and remits the balance of taxes collected to the School District. Property tax revenues, at the fund reporting level, during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, for maintenance and operations amounted to $9,963,547.95 and for school bonds amounted to $822,576.09.
Tax millage rates levied for the 2022 tax digest year (calendar year) for the School District were as follows (a mill equals $1 per thousand dollars of assessed value):

School Operations School Bonds

15.740 mills 1.292 mills

17.032 mills

Additionally, Title Ad Valorem Tax revenues, at the fund reporting level, amounted to $1,735,630.57 during fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.
Sales Taxes
Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST), at the fund reporting level, during the year amounted to $2,422,714.78 and is to be used for capital outlay for educational purposes or debt service. This sales tax was authorized by local referendum and the sales tax must be re-authorized at least every five years.
NOTE 3: BUDGETARY DATA
The budget is a complete financial plan for the School District's fiscal year and is based upon careful estimates of expenditures together with probable funding sources. The budget is legally adopted each year for the general fund and capital projects fund. There is no statutory prohibition regarding over expenditure of the budget at any level. The budget for all governmental funds, except the various school activity (principal) accounts, is prepared and adopted by function. The legal level of budgetary control was established by the Board at the aggregate fund level. The budget for the general fund was prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
The budgetary process begins with the School District's administration presenting an initial budget for the Board's review. The administration makes revisions as necessary based on the Board's guidelines, and a tentative budget is approved. After approval of this tentative budget by the Board, such budget is advertised at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality, as well as the School District's website. At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board after advertisement, the Board receives comments on the tentative budget, makes revisions as necessary and adopts a final budget. The approved budget is then submitted, in accordance with provisions of O.C.G.A. 20-2-167(c), to the Georgia Department of Education. The Board may increase or decrease the budget at any time during the year. All unexpended budget authority lapses at fiscal year-end.
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See the General Fund Schedule of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances Budget to Actual in the Supplementary Information Section for a detail of any over/under expenditures during the fiscal year under review.
NOTE 4: DEPOSITS, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS
Collateralization of Deposits
O.C.G.A. 45-8-12 provides that there shall not be on deposit at any time in any depository for a time longer than ten days a sum of money which has not been secured by surety bond, by guarantee of insurance, or by collateral. The aggregate of the face value of such surety bond and the market value of securities pledged shall be equal to not less than 110% of the public funds being secured after the deduction of the amount of deposit insurance. If a depository elects the pooled method (O.C.G.A. 45-8-13.1) the aggregate of the market value of the securities pledged to secure a pool of public funds shall be not less than 110% of the daily pool balance.
Acceptable security for deposits consists of any one of or any combination of the following:
(1) Surety bond signed by a surety company duly qualified and authorized to transact business within the State of Georgia,
(2) Insurance on accounts provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
(3) Bonds, bills, notes, certificates of indebtedness or other direct obligations of the United States or of the State of Georgia,
(4) Bonds, bills, notes, certificates of indebtedness or other obligations of the counties or municipalities of the State of Georgia,
(5) Bonds of any public authority created by the laws of the State of Georgia, providing that the statute that created the authority authorized the use of the bonds for this purpose,
(6) Industrial revenue bonds and bonds of development authorities created by the laws of the State of Georgia, and
(7) Bonds, bills, notes, certificates of indebtedness, or other obligations of a subsidiary corporation of the United States government, which are fully guaranteed by the United States government both as to principal and interest or debt obligations issued by or securities guaranteed by the Federal Land Bank, the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, the Central Bank for Cooperatives, the Farm Credit Banks, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association, and the Federal National Mortgage Association.
Categorization of Deposits
Custodial credit risk is the risk that in the event of a bank failure, the School District's deposits may not be returned to it. The School District does not have a deposit policy for custodial credit risk. At June 30, 2023, the School District had deposits with a carrying amount of $6,830,937.67, and a bank balance of $7,350,593.98. The bank balances insured by Federal depository insurance were $260,673.43.
At June 30, 2023, $7,089,920.62 of the School District's bank balances was exposed to custodial credit risk. This balance was in the State's Secure Deposit Program (SDP).

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EXHIBIT "I"

The School District participates in the State's Secure Deposit Program (SDP), a multi-bank pledging pool. The SDP requires participating banks that accept public deposits in Georgia to operate under the policy and procedures of the program. The Georgia Office of State Treasurer (OST) sets the collateral requirements and pledging level for each covered depository. There are four tiers of collateralization levels specifying percentages of eligible securities to secure covered deposits: 25%, 50%, 75%, and 110%. The SDP also provides for collateral levels to be increased in the amount of up to 125% if economic or financial conditions warrants. The program lists the types of eligible criteria. The OST approves authorized custodians.

In accordance with the SDP, if a covered depository defaults, losses to public depositors are first satisfied with any applicable insurance, followed by demands of payment under any letters of credit or sale of the covered depository collateral. If necessary, any remaining losses are to be satisfied by assessments made against the other participating covered depositories. Therefore, for disclosure purposes, all deposits of the SDP are considered to be fully collateralized.

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents balances to carrying value of deposits:

Cash and cash equivalents Statement of Net Position Statement of Fiduciary Net Position

$ 11,275,742.91 14,750.29

Total cash and cash equivalents

11,290,493.20

Add: Deposits with original maturity of three months or more reported as investments

10,673.43

Less: Cash on hand Investment pools reported as cash and cash equivalents
Georgia Fund 1

700.00 4,469,528.96

Total carrying value of deposits - June 30, 2023

$ 6,830,937.67

Categorization of Cash Equivalents
The School District reported cash equivalents of $4,469,528.96 in Georgia Fund 1, a local government investment pool, which is included in the cash balances above. Georgia Fund 1 is not registered with the SEC as an investment company and does not operate in a manner consistent with the SEC's Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. The investment is valued at the pool's share price, $1.00 per share, which approximates fair value. The pool is an AAAf rated investment pool by Fitch. The weighted average maturity of Georgia Fund 1 may not exceed 60 days. The weighted average maturity for Georgia Fund 1 on June 30, 2023 was 28 days.
Georgia Fund 1, administered by the State of Georgia, Office of the State Treasurer, is not required to be categorized since the School District did not own any specific identifiable securities in the pool. The investment policy of the State of Georgia, Office of the State Treasurer for the Georgia Fund 1, does not provide for investment in derivatives or similar investments. Additional information on the Georgia Fund 1 is disclosed in the State of Georgia Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, which is publicly available at https://sao.georgia.gov/statewide-reporting/acfr.
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EXHIBIT "I"

Categorization of Investments At June 30, 2023, the School District had the following investments:
Investment Maturity

Investment Type
Debt Securities U. S. Treasuries Certificates of Deposit
Mutual Funds Money Market Funds

Fair Value

Less Than 1 Year

$ 4,434,576.46 $ 10,673.43
7,184,837.96

4,434,576.46 $ -
7,184,837.96

Total Investments

$ 11,630,087.85 $

4,434,576.46 $

1 - 5 Years
10,673.43
10,673.43

Fair Value of Investments
The School District measures and records its investments using fair value measurement guidelines established by generally accepted accounting principles. These guidelines recognize a three-tiered fair value hierarchy, as follows:
Level 1: Quoted prices for identical investments in active markets; Level 2: Observable inputs other than quoted market prices; and, Level 3: Unobservable inputs.

At June 30, the School District had the following investments by fair value level:

Investments by fair value level:

Fair Value

Level 1

Level 2

U. S. Treasuries Certificate of Deposit Mutual Money Market Funds

$ 4,434,576.46 $

- $ 4,434,576.46

10,673.43

-

10,673.43

7,184,837.96 7,184,837.96

-

Total investments by fair value level

$ 11,630,087.85 $ 7,184,837.96 $ 4,445,249.89

Interest Rate Risk
Interest rate risk is the risk that changes in interest rates of debt investment will adversely affect the fair value of an investment. The School District does not have a formal policy for managing interest rate risk.
Custodial Credit Risk
Custodial credit risk for investments is the risk that, in the event of the failure of the counterparty to a transaction, the School District will not be able to recover the value of the investment or collateral securities that are in the possession of an outside party. The School District does not have a formal policy for managing custodial credit risk. As of June 30, 2023, the School District did not have any investments to which this risk would apply.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Credit Quality Risk
Credit quality risk is the risk that an issuer or other counterparty to an investment will not fulfill its obligations. State law limits investments to those prescribed O.C.G.A. 36-83-4. The School District does not have a formal policy that would further limit its investment choices or one that addresses credit risk.
The investments subject to credit quality risk are reflected below:

Rated Debt Investments

Fair Value

Quality Ratings

AAA

Unrated

Debt Securities U. S.Treasuries Certificates of Deposit
Mutual Fund Money Market Fund

$ 4,434,576.46 $ 10,673.43

4,434,576.46 $ -

7,184,837.96

-

10,673.43
7,184,837.96

Totals by Quality Ratings

$ 11,630,087.85 $ 4,434,576.46 $

7,195,511.39

Concentration of Credit Risk
Concentration of credit risk is the risk of loss attributed to the magnitude of a government's investment in a single issuer. The School District does not have a formal policy for managing concentration of credit risk. More than 5% of the School District's investments are in Mutual Money Market Fund and United States Treasury Bills. These investments are 38% and 62%, respectively, of the School District's total investments.

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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

NOTE 5: CAPITAL ASSETS AND INTANGIBLE RIGHT-TO-USE ASSETS

The following is a summary of changes in the capital assets for governmental activities during the fiscal year:

Balances July 1, 2022

Increases

Decreases

Balances June 30, 2023

Governmental Activities Capital Assets,
Not Being Depreciated: Land Construction in Progress

$ 1,880,330.14 $

- $

- $ 1,880,330.14

4,093,688.79

4,081,779.37

6,844,255.24

1,331,212.92

Total Capital Assets Not Being Depreciated

5,974,018.93

4,081,779.37

6,844,255.24

3,211,543.06

Capital Assets, Being Depreciated Buildings and Improvements Equipment Land Improvements
Less Accumulated Depreciation: Buildings and Improvements Equipment Land Improvements

56,836,140.26 7,041,663.56 5,137,660.42

6,758,366.91 1,307,592.09
85,888.33

20,418,670.51 4,640,772.34 1,867,809.60

1,563,770.51 412,716.26 225,327.02

111,414.34
-

63,594,507.17 8,237,841.31 5,223,548.75

73,970.04
-

21,982,441.02 4,979,518.56 2,093,136.62

Total Capital Assets, Being Depreciated, Net

42,088,211.79

5,950,033.54

37,444.30

48,000,801.03

Governmental Activities Capital Assets - Net

$ 48,062,230.72 $ 10,031,812.91 $ 6,881,699.54 $ 51,212,344.09

Current year depreciation expense by function is as follows:

Instruction Support Services
Pupil Services Educational Media Services General Administration School Administration Maintenance and Operation of Plant School Transportation Other Support Services Food Services

$ 1,685,476.26

$ 69,184.59 510.91
5,751.13 324.95
117,772.11 287,208.99
1,288.88

482,041.56 34,295.97

$ 2,201,813.79

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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

The following is a summary of changes in the intangible right-to-use assets for governmental activities during the fiscal year:

Governmental Activities Intangible Right-to-Use Assets Buildings and Improvements

Balances July 1, 2022

Increases

Decreases

Balances June 30, 2023

$ 186,379.36 $

- $

- $ 186,379.36

Less Accumulated Amortization: Buildings and Improvements

7,364.28

91,048.86

-

98,413.14

Governmental Activities Intangible Right-to-Use Assets - Net $

179,015.08 $

(91,048.86) $

- $

87,966.22

Current year amortization expense by function is as follows:

Maintenance and Operation of Plant $ 91,048.86

NOTE 6: INTERFUND ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND TRANSFERS

Interfund Assets and Liabilities
Due to and due from other funds are recorded for interfund receivables and payables which arise from interfund transactions. Interfund balances at June 30, 2023, consisted of the following:

Due From Other Funds

Due To Other Funds

General Fund Custodial Fund

$

- $

7,058.00

7,058.00

-

$

7,058.00 $

7,058.00

Interfund assets and liabilities are used to cover eligible activities in qualified funds.

Interfund Transfers

Interfund transfers for the year ended June 30, 2023, consisted of the following:

Transfers to

General Fund

Transfers From Capital Projects
Fund

Total

Capital Projects Fund Debt Service Fund

$

286,851.76 $

- $

286,851.76

230,007.88

1,531,136.11

1,761,143.99

Total

$

516,859.64 $ 1,531,136.11 $ 2,047,995.75

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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Transfers are used to move property tax revenues collected by the general fund to the capital projects fund as required match or supplemental funding source for capital construction projects, and to move Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) revenues collected in the capital projects fund to the debt service fund. Transfers are also used to move funds from the general fund to the debt service fund for financed purchase payments.

NOTE 7: LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

The changes in long-term liabilities during the fiscal year for governmental activities were as follows:

Balance July 1, 2022

Governmental Activities

Balance

Additions

Deductions

June 30, 2023

Due Within One Year

General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds Unamortized Bond Premiums Leases Financed Purchases Compensated Absences(1)

$ 15,770,000.00 $ 1,557,683.76 179,015.08 1,382,460.56 64,141.38

- $ 68,489.93

1,530,000.00 $ 313,112.30 91,048.86 175,234.79 59,768.68

14,240,000.00 $ 1,244,571.46 87,966.22 1,207,225.77 72,862.63

2,960,000.00 277,747.30 87,966.22 182,177.59 -

$ 18,953,300.78 $ 68,489.93 $ 2,169,164.63 $ 16,852,626.08 $ 3,507,891.11

(1) The portion of compensated absences due within one year has been determined to be immaterial to the basic financial statements.

General Obligation Bonds
The School District's bonded debt consists of general obligation bonds that are generally callable with interest payable semiannually. Bond proceeds primarily pay for acquiring or constructing capital facilities. The School District repays general obligation bonds from voter-approved property and sales taxes. General obligation bonds are direct obligations and pledge the full faith and credit of the School District.
The School District had no unused line of credit or outstanding notes from direct borrowings and direct placements related to governmental activities as of June 30, 2023. In the event the entity is unable to make the principal and interest payments using proceeds from the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST), the debt will be satisfied from a direct annual ad valorem tax levied upon all taxable property within the School District. Additional security is provided by the State of Georgia Intercept Program which allows for state appropriations entitled to the School District to be transferred to the Debt Service Account Custodian for the payment of debt.
General obligation bonds currently outstanding are as follows:

Description

Interest Rates

Issue Date

Maturity Date

Amount Issued

Amount Outstanding

General Government - Series 2016 General Government - Series 2018 General Government - Series 2022

2.00 - 4.00% 3.00 - 4.00%
5.00%

1/20/2016 3/2/2018
2/24/2022

10/1/2029 $ 10/1/2023 10/1/2027

7,450,000.00 $ 4,660,000.00 8,900,000.00

4,320,000.00 1,020,000.00 8,900,000.00

$ 21,010,000.00 $ 14,240,000.00

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

The following schedule details debt service requirements to maturity for the School District's total general obligation bonds payable:

Fiscal Year Ended June 30:

General Obligation Debt

Principal

Interest

Unamortized Bond Premium

2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 - 2030

$ 2,960,000.00 $ 2,325,000.00 2,430,000.00 2,540,000.00 2,655,000.00 1,330,000.00

565,300.00 $ 449,725.00 342,600.00 229,681.25 110,743.75
51,962.50

277,747.30 265,959.02 265,959.02 265,959.02 104,911.18
64,035.93

Total Principal and Interest $ 14,240,000.00 $ 1,750,012.50 $ 1,244,571.47

Leases
The School District has acquired buildings under the provisions of various contracts that convey control of the right to use another entity's asset for a period of time in an exchange-like transaction. This contract is classified as a lease for accounting purposes.
The following is a summary of the carrying values of intangible right-to-use assets under the lease at June 30, 2023:

Governmental Activities

Buildings and Improvements Less: Accumulated Amortization

$

186,379.36

98,413.14

$

87,966.22

The lease currently outstanding is as follows:

Purpose

Interest Rate

Issue Date

Maturity Date

Amount Issued

Amount Outstanding

Mobile Classrooms

5.50%

6/1/2022 5/31/2024 $

186,379.36 $

87,966.22

The following is a schedule of total lease payments:

Fiscal Year Ended June 30:

Principal

Interest

2024

$

87,966.22 $

2,437.51

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Obligations Under Financed Purchases
An energy efficiency agreement dated August 31, 2018 was executed by and between the School District and Saulsbury Hill Financial, LLC. The agreement authorized the borrowing of $1,869,103.97 for the purchase of energy efficiency equipment, machinery, supplies, building modifications and other energy saving items. Payments of the agreement shall be made from the School District's debt service fund.
The School District's outstanding obligations from an energy efficiency agreement related to governmental activities of $1,207,225.77 contain a provision that in the event of default, Saulsbury Hill Financial has the option of declaring outstanding amounts immediately due and payable or they make take possession of project, equipment, machinery or supplies.
Capital assets being acquired under financed purchases as of June 30, 2023 are as follows:
Governmental Activities

Buildings and Improvements

$ 1,869,103.97

Less: Accumulated Amortization

661,878.20

$ 1,207,225.77

Debt currently outstanding is as follows:

Purpose

Interest Rate

Issue Date

Maturity Date

Amount Issued

Amount Outstanding

Energy Efficiency Agreement

3.96%

8/31/2018 5/1/2029 $ 1,869,103.97 $ 1,207,225.77

The following is a schedule of total finance purchase payments:

Fiscal Year Ended June 30:

Principal

Interest

2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

$ 182,177.59 $ 189,395.46 196,899.31 204,700.46 212,810.70 221,242.25

47,830.29 40,612.41 33,108.56 25,307.41 17,197.18
8,765.62

Total Principal and Interest $ 1,207,225.77 $ 172,821.47

Compensated Absences
Compensated absences represent obligations of the School District relating to employees' rights to receive compensation for future absences based upon service already rendered. This obligation relates only to vesting accumulating leave in which payment is probable and can be reasonably estimated. Typically, the general fund is the fund used to liquidate this long-term debt. The School District uses the vesting method to compute compensated absences.
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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

NOTE 8: RISK MANAGEMENT

Insurance

Commercial Insurance
The School District is exposed to various risks of loss related to torts; theft of, damage to and destruction of assets; errors or omissions; job related illness or injuries to employees; and natural disasters. The School District carries commercial insurance for these risks. Settled claims resulting from these insured risks have not exceed commercial insurance coverage in any of the past three fiscal years.

Unemployment Compensation
The School District is self-insured with regard to unemployment compensation claims. The School District accounts for claims within the general fund with expenses/expenditures and liability being reported when it is probable that a loss has occurred, and the amount of that loss can be reasonably estimated. The School District has not experienced any loss related to this risk in the past three fiscal years.

Surety Bond The School District purchased surety bonds to provide additional insurance coverage as follows:

Position Covered

Amount

Superintendent

$

Finance Director

$

Each Principal

$

50,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00

NOTE 9: FUND BALANCE CLASSIFICATION DETAILS

The School District's financial statements include the following amounts presented in the aggregate at June 30, 2023:

Restricted Continuation of Federal Programs Capital Projects Debt Service Pre-K Lottery
Unassigned

$ 1,507,008.29 7,099,584.37 742,072.07 7,971.13 $ 9,356,635.86 12,246,140.68

Fund Balance, June 30, 2023

$ 21,602,776.54

When multiple categories of fund balance are available for an expenditure, the School District will start with the most restricted category and spend those funds first before moving down to the next category with available funds.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

It is the goal of the School District to achieve and maintain a committed, assigned, and unassigned fund balance in the general fund at fiscal year-end of not less than 10% of expenditures, not to exceed 15% of the total budget of the subsequent fiscal year, in compliance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-167(a)5. If the unassigned fund balance at fiscal year-end falls below the goal, the School District shall develop a restoration plan to achieve and maintain the minimum fund balance.
NOTE 10: SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENTS

Commitments under Construction Contracts

The following is an analysis of significant outstanding construction or renovation contracts executed by the School District as of June 30, 2023.

Project

Unearned Executed Contracts (1)

Payments through June 30, 2023 (2)

Pike County Auditorium Renovations $

515,969.18 $

1,329,932.92

(1) The amounts described are not reflected in the basic financial statements. (2) Payments include contracts and retainages payable at year-end.

NOTE 11: SIGNIFICANT CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
Federal Grants
Amounts received or receivable principally from the Federal government are subject to audit and review by grantor agencies. This could result in requests for reimbursement to the grantor agency for any costs which are disallowed under grant terms. Any disallowances resulting from the grantor audit may become a liability of the School District. However, the School District believes that such disallowances, if any, will be immaterial to its overall financial position.
NOTE 12: OTHER POST-EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (OPEB)
Georgia School Personnel Post-Employment Health Benefit Fund
Plan Description: Certified teachers and non-certified public school employees of the School District as defined in 20-2-875 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) are provided OPEB through the School OPEB Fund - a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit post-employment healthcare plan, reported as an employee trust fund and administered by a Board of Community Health (Board). Title 20 of the O.C.G.A. assigns the authority to establish and amend the benefit terms of the group health plan to the Board.
Benefits Provided: The School OPEB Fund provides healthcare benefits for retirees and their dependents due under the group health plan for public school teachers, including librarians, other certified employees of public schools, regional educational service agencies and non-certified public school employees. Retiree medical eligibility is attained when an employee retires and is immediately eligible to draw a retirement annuity from Employees' Retirement System (ERS), Georgia Judicial Retirement System (JRS), Legislative Retirement System (LRS), Teachers Retirement System (TRS) or Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS). If elected, dependent coverage starts on the same day as retiree coverage. Medicare-eligible retirees are offered Standard and Premium Medicare
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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Advantage plan options. Non-Medicare eligible retiree plan options include Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). The School OPEB Fund also pays for administrative expenses of the fund. By law, no other use of the assets of the School OPEB Fund is permitted.

Contributions: As established by the Board, the School OPEB Fund is substantially funded on a payas-you-go basis; that is, annual cost of providing benefits will be financed in the same year as claims occur. Contributions to the School OPEB Fund from the School District were $693,704.00 for the year ended June 30, 2023. Active employees are not required to contribute to the School OPEB Fund.

OPEB Liabilities, OPEB Expense, and Deferred Outflows of Resources and Deferred Inflows of Resources Related to OPEB

At June 30, 2023, the School District reported a liability of $16,562,081.00 for its proportionate share of the net OPEB liability. The net OPEB liability was measured as of June 30, 2022. The total OPEB liability used to calculate the net OPEB liability was based on an actuarial valuation as of June 30, 2021. An expected total OPEB liability as of June 30, 2022 was determined using standard roll-forward techniques. The School District's proportion of the net OPEB liability was actuarially determined based on employer contributions during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. At June 30, 2022, the School District's proportion was 0.167240%, which was an increase of 0.004060% from its proportion measured as of June 30, 2021.
For the year ended June 30, 2023, the School District recognized OPEB expense of ($1,115,750.00). At June 30, 2023, the School District reported deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to OPEB from the following sources:

OPEB Deferred Outflows of Resources

Deferred Inflows of Resources

Differences between expected and actual

experience

$

661,085.00 $ 6,509,400.00

Changes of assumptions

2,522,439.00

3,349,704.00

Net difference between projected and actual

earnings on OPEB plan investments

101,024.00

-

Changes in proportion and differences between School District contributions and proportionate share of contributions

837,859.00

1,303,474.00

School District contributions subsequent to

the measurement date

693,704.00

-

Total

$ 4,816,111.00 $ 11,162,578.00

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

School District contributions subsequent to the measurement date are reported as deferred outflows of resources and will be recognized as a reduction of the net OPEB liability in the year ended June 30, 2024. Other amounts reported as deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to OPEB will be recognized in OPEB expense as follows:

Year Ended June 30:

OPEB

2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 Thereafter

$ (2,112,168.00)

$ (1,683,644.00)

$ (1,331,971.00)

$ (1,297,949.00)

$

(559,907.00)

$

(54,532.00)

Actuarial Assumptions: The total OPEB liability as of June 30, 2022 was determined by an actuarial valuation as of June 30, 2021 using the following actuarial assumptions and other inputs, applied to all periods included in the measurement and rolled forward to the measurement date of June 30, 2022:

OPEB:

Inflation

2.50%

Salary increases

3.00% 8.75%, including inflation

Long-term expected rate of return

7.00%, compounded annually, net of investment expense, and including inflation

Healthcare cost trend rate Pre-Medicare Eligible Medicare Eligible
Ultimate trend rate Pre-Medicare Eligible Medicare Eligible
Year of Ultimate trend rate Pre-Medicare Eligible Medicare Eligible

6.50% 5.00%
4.50% 4.50%
2029 2023

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

The Plan currently uses mortality tables that vary by age, gender, and health status (i.e. disabled or not disabled) as follows:
For TRS members: Post-retirement mortality rates for service retirements and beneficiaries were based on the Pub-2010 Teachers Headcount Weighted Below Median Healthy Retiree mortality table (ages set forward one year and adjusted 106%) with the MP-2019 Projection scale applied generationally. The rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate. Post-retirement mortality rates for disability retirements were based on the Pub-2010 Teachers Mortality Table for Disabled Retirees (ages set forward one year and adjusted 106%) with the MP-2019 Projection scale applied generationally. The rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate. The Pub-2010 Teachers Headcount Weighted Below Median Employee mortality table with ages set forward one year and adjusted 106% was used for death prior to retirement. Future improvement in mortality rates was assumed using the MP-2019 projection scale generationally. These rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate.
For PSERS members: Pre-retirement mortality rates were based on the Pub-2010 General Employee Mortality Table, with no adjustment, with the MP-2019 Projections scale applied generationally. Post-retirement mortality rates for service retirements were based on the Pub-2010 General Healthy Annuitant Mortality Table (ages set forward one year and adjusted 101% for males and 103% for females) with the MP-2019 Projection scale applied generationally. Postretirement mortality rates for disability retirements were based on the Pub-2010 General Disabled Mortality Table (ages set back three years for males and adjusted 103% for males and 106% for females) with the MP-2019 Projections scaled applied generationally. Postretirement mortality rates for beneficiaries were based on the Pub-2010 General Contingent Survivor Mortality Table (ages set forward two years and adjust 104% for males and 99% for females) with the MP-2019 Project scale applied generationally.
The actuarial assumptions used in the June 30, 2021 valuation were based on the results of an actuarial experience study for the pension systems, which covered the five-year period ending June 30, 2018, with the exception of the assumed annual rate of inflation with changed from 2.75% to 2.50%, effective with the June 30, 2018 valuation.
The remaining actuarial assumptions (e.g., initial per capita costs, health care cost trends, rate of plan participation, rates of plan election, etc.) used in the June 30, 2021 valuation were based on a review of recent plan experience done concurrently with the June 30, 2021 valuation.
Projection of benefits for financial reporting purposes are based on the substantive plan (the plan as understood by the employer and plan members) and include the types of benefits provided at the time of each valuation and the historical pattern of sharing of benefit costs between the employer and plan members to that point. The actuarial methods and assumptions used include techniques that are designed to reduce the effects of short-term volatility in actuarial accrued liabilities and the actuarial value of assets, consistent with the long-term perspective of the calculation.
The long-term expected rate of return on OPEB plan investments was determined using a log-normal distribution analysis in which best-estimate ranges of expected future real rates of return (expected nominal returns, net of investment expense and the assumed rate of inflation) are developed for each major asset class. These ranges are combined to produce the long-term expected rate of return by

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

weighting the expected future real rates of return by the target asset allocation percentage and by adding expected inflation. The target allocation and best estimates of arithmetic real rates of return for each major asset class are summarized in the following table:

Asset Class

Target Allocation

Long-Term Expected Real Rate of Return*

Fixed income Equities

30.00% 70.00%

2.00% 9.40%

Total

100.00%

* Net of inflation

Discount Rate: In order to measure the total OPEB liability for the School OPEB Fund, a single equivalent interest rate of 3.57% was used as the discount rate, as compared with last year's rate of 2.20%. The plan's fiduciary net position was projected to not be able to make all future benefit payments of current plan members. Therefore, the municipal bond rate as used for the long-term rate of return was applied to all periods of projected benefit payments to determine total OPEB liability. This is comprised mainly of the yield or index rate for 20-year tax-exempt general obligation bonds with an average rating of AA or higher (3.54% per the Municipal Bond Index Rate). The projection of cash flows used to determine the discount rate assumed that contributions from members and from the employers will be made at the current level as averaged over the last five years, adjusted for annual projected changes in headcount. Projected future benefit payments for all current plan members were projected through 2128.
Sensitivity of the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability to changes in the discount rate: The following presents the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability calculated using the discount rate of 3.57%, as well as what the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability would be if it were calculated using a discount rate that is 1-percentage-point lower (2.57%) or 1-percentage-point higher (4.57%) than the current discount rate:

1% Decrease (2.57%)

Current Discount Rate (3.57%)

School District's proportionate share

of the Net OPEB liability

$

18,733,703.00 $

16,562,081.00 $

1% Increase (4.57%)
14,721,537.00

Sensitivity of the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability to changes in the healthcare cost trend rates: The following presents the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability, as well as what the School District's proportionate share of the net OPEB liability would be if it were calculated using healthcare cost trend rates that are 1percentage-point lower or 1-percentage-point higher than the current healthcare cost trend rates:

School District's proportionate share

of the Net OPEB liability

$

1% Decrease

Current Healthcare Cost Trend Rate

14,270,213.00 $

16,562,081.00 $

1% Increase 19,378,778.00

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

OPEB plan fiduciary net position: Detailed information about the OPEB plan's fiduciary net position is available in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, which is publicly available at https://sao.georgia.gov/statewide-reporting/acfr.
NOTE 13: RETIREMENT PLANS
The School District participates in various retirement plans administered by the State of Georgia, as further explained below.
Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS)
Plan Description: All teachers of the School District as defined in O.C.G.A. 47-3-60 and certain other support personnel as defined by O.C.G.A. 47-3-63 are provided a pension through the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS). TRS, a cost-sharing multiple- employer defined benefit pension plan, is administered by the TRS Board of Trustees (TRS Board). Title 47 of the O.C.G.A. assigns the authority to establish and amend the benefit provisions to the State Legislature. The Teachers Retirement System of Georgia issues a publicly available separate financial report that can be obtained at www.trsga.com/publications.
Benefits Provided: TRS provides service retirement, disability retirement, and death benefits. Normal retirement benefits are determined as 2% of the average of the employee's two highest paid consecutive years of service, multiplied by the number of years of creditable service up to 40 years. An employee is eligible for normal service retirement after 30 years of creditable service, regardless of age, or after 10 years of service and attainment of age 60. Ten years of service is required for disability and death benefits eligibility. Disability benefits are based on the employee's creditable service and compensation up to the time of disability. Death benefits equal the amount that would be payable to the employee's beneficiary had the employee retired on the date of death. Death benefits are based on the employee's creditable service and compensation up to the date of death.
Contributions: Per Title 47 of the O.C.G.A., contribution requirements of active employees and participating employers, as actuarially determined, are established and may be amended by the TRS Board. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 47-3-63, the employer contributions for certain full-time public school support personnel are funded on behalf of the employer by the State of Georgia. Contributions are expected to finance the costs of benefits earned by employees during the year, with an additional amount to finance any unfunded accrued liability. Employees were required to contribute 6.00% of their annual pay during fiscal year 2023. The School District's contractually required contribution rate for the year ended June 30, 2023 was 19.98% of annual School District payroll, of which 19.84% of payroll was required from the School District and 0.14% of payroll was required from the State. For the current fiscal year, employer contributions to the pension plan were $4,005,020.40 and $31,933.96 from the School District and the State, respectively.
Employees' Retirement System
Plan Description: The Employees' Retirement System of Georgia (ERS) is a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plan established by the Georgia General Assembly during the 1949 Legislative Session for the purpose of providing retirement allowances for employees of the State of Georgia and its political subdivisions. ERS is directed by a Board of Trustees. Title 47 of the O.C.G.A. assigns the authority to establish and amend the benefit provisions to the State Legislature. ERS issues a publicly available financial report that can be obtained at www.ers.ga.gov/financials.

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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Benefits Provided: The ERS Plan supports three benefit tiers: Old Plan, New Plan, and Georgia State Employees' Pension and Savings Plan (GSEPS). Employees under the old plan started membership prior to July 1, 1982 and are subject to plan provisions in effect prior to July 1, 1982. Members hired on or after July 1, 1982 but prior to January 1, 2009 are new plan members subject to modified plan provisions. Effective January 1, 2009, new state employees and rehired state employees who did not retain membership rights under the Old or New Plans are members of GSEPS. ERS members hired prior to January 1, 2009 also have the option to irrevocably change their membership to GSEPS.
Under the old plan, the new plan, and GSEPS, a member may retire and receive normal retirement benefits after completion of 10 years of creditable service and attainment of age 60 or 30 years of creditable service regardless of age. Additionally, there are some provisions allowing for early retirement after 25 years of creditable service for members under age 60.
Retirement benefits paid to members are based upon the monthly average of the member's highest 24 consecutive calendar months, multiplied by the number of years of creditable service, multiplied by the applicable benefit factor. Annually, postretirement cost-of-living adjustments may also be made to members' benefits, provided the members were hired prior to July 1, 2009. The normal retirement pension is payable monthly for life; however, options are available for distribution of the member's monthly pension, at reduced rates, to a designated beneficiary upon the member's death. Death and disability benefits are also available through ERS.
Contributions: Member contributions under the old plan are 4.00% of annual compensation, up to $4,200.00, plus 6.00% of annual compensation in excess of $4,200.00. Under the old plan, the state pays member contributions in excess of 1.25% of annual compensation. Under the old plan, these state contributions are included in the members' accounts for refund purposes and are used in the computation of the members' earnable compensation for the purpose of computing retirement benefits. Member contributions under the new plan and GSEPS are 1.25% of annual compensation. The School District's total required contribution rate for the year ended June 30, 2023 was 31.01% of annual covered payroll for old and new plan members and 27.47% for GSEPS members. The rates include the annual actuarially determined employer contribution rate of 24.67% of annual covered payroll for old and new plan members and 21.59% for GSEPS members, plus 6.34% adjustment to the old and new plan and a 5.88% adjustment to the GSEPS plan for the commencement of cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) prefunding for certain retired ERS members. Contributions are expected to finance the costs of benefits earned by employees during the year, with an additional amount to finance any unfunded accrued liability. Employer contributions to the pension plan were $24,527.86 for the current fiscal year.
Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS)
Plan Description: PSERS is a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plan established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1969 for the purpose of providing retirement allowances for public school employees who are not eligible for membership in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. The ERS Board of Trustees, plus two additional trustees, administers PSERS. Title 47 of the O.C.G.A. assigns the authority to establish and amend the benefit provisions to the State Legislature. PSERS issues a publicly available financial report that can be obtained at www.ers.ga.gov/financials.
Benefits Provided: A member may retire and elect to receive normal monthly retirement benefits after completion of ten years of creditable service and attainment of age 65. A member may choose to receive reduced benefits after age 60 and upon completion of ten years of service.
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JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Upon retirement, the member will receive a monthly benefit of $15.75, multiplied by the number of years of creditable service. Death and disability benefits are also available through PSERS. Additionally, PSERS may make periodic cost-of-living adjustments to the monthly benefits. Upon termination of employment, member contributions with accumulated interest are refundable upon request by the member. However, if an otherwise vested member terminates and withdraws his/her member contribution, the member forfeits all rights to retirement benefits.
Contributions: The general assembly makes an annual appropriation to cover the employer contribution to PSERS on behalf of local school employees (bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and maintenance staff). The annual employer contribution required by statute is actuarially determined and paid directly to PSERS by the State Treasurer in accordance with O.C.G.A. 47-4-29(a) and 60(b). Contributions are expected to finance the costs of benefits earned by employees during the year, with an additional amount to finance any unfunded accrued liability.

Individuals who became members prior to July 1, 2012 contribute $4 per month for nine months each fiscal year. Individuals who became members on or after July 1, 2012 contribute $10 per month for nine months each fiscal year. The State of Georgia, although not the employer of PSERS members, is required by statute to make employer contributions actuarially determined and approved and certified by the PSERS Board of Trustees. The current fiscal year contribution was $37,970.00.

Pension Liabilities, Pension Expense, and Deferred Outflows of Resources and Deferred Inflows of Resources Related to Pensions

At June 30, 2023, the School District reported a liability of $42,713,843.00 for its proportionate share of the net pension liability for TRS ($42,525,243.00) and ERS ($188,600.00).

The TRS net pension liability reflected a reduction for support provided to the School District by the State of Georgia for certain public school support personnel. The amount recognized by the School District as its proportionate share of the net pension liability, the related State of Georgia support, and the total portion of the net pension liability that was associated with the School District were as follows:

School District's proportionate share of the net pension liability

$ 42,525,243.00

State of Georgia's proportionate share of the net pension liability associated with the School District

653,011.00

Total

$ 43,178,254.00

The net pension liability for TRS and ERS was measured as of June 30, 2022. The total pension liability used to calculate the net pension liability was based on an actuarial valuation as of June 30, 2021. An expected total pension liability as of June 30, 2022 was determined using standard roll-forward techniques. The School District's proportion of the net pension liability was based on contributions to TRS and ERS during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.
At June 30, 2022, the School District's TRS proportion was 0.130960%, which was an increase of 0.000150% from its proportion measured as of June 30, 2021. At June 30, 2022, the School District's ERS proportion was 0.002824%, which was an increase of 0.000710% from its proportion measured as of June 30, 2021.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

At June 30, 2023, the School District did not have a PSERS liability for a proportionate share of the net pension liability because of a Special Funding Situation with the State of Georgia, which is responsible for the net pension liability of the plan. The amount of the State's proportionate share of the net pension liability associated with the School District is $380,355.00.

The PSERS net pension liability was measured as of June 30, 2022. The total pension liability used to calculate the net pension liability was based on an actuarial valuation as of June 30, 2021. An expected total pension liability as of June 30, 2022 was determined using standard roll-forward techniques. The State's proportion of the net pension liability associated with the School District was based on actuarially determined contributions paid by the State during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.

For the year ended June 30, 2023, the School District recognized pension expense of $6,283,134.00 for TRS, $62,043.00 for ERS and $95,583.00 for PSERS and revenue of $77,853.00 for TRS and $95,583.00 for PSERS. The revenue is support provided by the State of Georgia. For TRS the State of Georgia support is provided only for certain support personnel.

At June 30, 2023, the School District reported deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions from the following sources:

TRS

Deferred

Deferred

Outflows of

Inflows of

Resources

Resources

ERS Deferred Outflows of Resources

Deferred Inflows of Resources

Differences between expected and actual experience

$ 1,765,233.00 $

221,354.00 $

405.00 $

1,711.00

Changes of assumptions

6,401,406.00

-

33,525.00

-

Net difference between projected and actual earnings on pension plan investments

8,355,000.00

-

21,913.00

-

Changes in proportion and differences between

School District contributions and proportionate

share of contributions

315,847.00

151,442.00

16,682.00

-

School District contributions subsequent to the measurement date

4,005,020.40

-

24,527.86

-

Total

$ 20,842,506.40 $

372,796.00 $

97,052.86 $

1,711.00

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

The School District contributions subsequent to the measurement date for TRS and ERS are reported as deferred outflows of resources and will be recognized as a reduction of the net pension liability in the year ended June 30, 2024. Other amounts reported as deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions will be recognized in pension expense as follows:

Year Ended June 30:

TRS

ERS

2024 2025 2026 2027

$ 4,432,570.00 $ $ 3,405,758.00 $ $ 2,537,902.00 $ $ 6,088,460.00 $

41,818.00 11,599.00
546.00 16,851.00

Actuarial Assumptions: The total pension liability as of June 30, 2022 was determined by an actuarial valuation as of June 30, 2021, using the following actuarial assumptions, applied to all periods included in the measurement:

Teachers Retirement System:

Inflation

2.50%

Salary increases

3.00% 8.75%, average, including inflation

Investment rate of return

6.90%, net of pension plan investment expense, including inflation

Post-retirement benefit increases 1.50% semi-annually

Post-retirement mortality rates for service retirements and beneficiaries were based on the Pub-2010 Teachers Headcount Weighted Below Median Healthy Retiree mortality table (ages set forward one year and adjusted 106%) with the MP-2019 Projection scale applied generationally. The rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate. Post-retirement mortality rates for disability retirements were based on the Pub-2010 Teachers Mortality Table for Disabled Retirees (ages set forward one year and adjusted 106%) with the MP-2019 Projection scale applied generationally. The rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate. The Pub-2010 Teachers Headcount Weighted Below Median Employee mortality table with ages set forward one year and adjusted 106% as used for death prior to retirement. Future improvement in mortality rates was assumed using the MP-2019 projection scale generationally. These rates of improvement were reduced by 20% for all years prior to the ultimate rate.
The actuarial assumptions used in the June 30, 2021 valuation were based on the results of an actuarial experience study for the period July 1, 2013 June 30, 2018, with the exception of the investment rate of return and payroll growth assumption.

Employees' Retirement System:

Inflation

2.50%

Salary increases Investment rate of return

3.00% 6.75%, including inflation
7.00%, net of pension plan investment expense, including inflation

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Mortality rates are as follows:
The Pub-2010 General Employee Table, with no adjustments, projected generationally with the MP-2019 scale is used for both males and females while in active service.
The Pub-2010 Family of Tables projected generationally with the MP-2019 Scale and with further adjustments are used for post-retirement mortality assumptions as follows:

Participant Type Membership Table

Set Forward (+)/ Setback (-) Adjustment to Rates

Service Retirees General Healthy Annuitant

Male: +1; Female: +1

Male: 105%; Female: 108%

Disability Retirees General Disabled

Male: -3; Female: 0

Male: 103%; Female: 106%

Beneficiaries

General Contingent Survivors Male: +2; Female: +2

Male: 106%; Female: 105%

The actuarial assumptions used in the June 30, 2021 valuation were based on the results of an actuarial experience study for the period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2019.

Public School Employees Retirement System:

Inflation Salary increases Investment rate of return
Post-retirement benefit increases

2.50%
N/A 7.00%, net of pension plan investment expense, including inflation 1.50% semi-annually

Mortality rates are as follows:

The Pub-2010 General Employee Table, with no adjustments, projected generationally with the MP-2019 scale is used for both males and females while in active service.
The Pub-2010 Family of Tables projected generationally with the MP-2019 Scale and with further adjustments are used for post-retirement mortality assumptions as follows:

Participant Type

Membership Table

Set Forward (+)/ Setback (-) Adjustment to Rates

Service Retirees

General Healthy Below- Male: +2; Female: +2 Median Annuitant

Male: 101%; Female: 103%

Disability Retirees

General Disabled

Male: -3; Female: 0

Male: 103%; Female: 106%

Beneficiaries

General Below-Median Contingent Survivors

Male: +2; Female: +2

Male: 104%; Female: 99%

The actuarial assumptions used in the June 30, 2021 valuation were based on the results of an actuarial experience study for the period July 1, 2014 June 30, 2019.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

The long-term expected rate of return on TRS, ERS and PSERS pension plan investments was determined using a log-normal distribution analysis in which best-estimate ranges of expected future real rates of return (expected returns, net of pension plan investment expense and inflation) are developed for each major asset class. These ranges are combined to produce the long-term expected rate of return by weighting the expected future real rates of return by the target asset allocation percentage and by adding expected inflation. The target allocation and estimates of arithmetic real rates of return for each major asset class are summarized in the following table:

Asset Class

TRS/ERS/PSERS Target
Allocation

Long-Term Expected Real Rate of Return*

Fixed income Domestic large stocks Domestic small stocks International developed market stocks International emerging market stocks Alternative

30.00% 46.30%
1.20% 12.30%
5.20% 5.00%

0.20% 9.40% 13.40% 9.40% 11.40% 10.50%

Total

100.00%

* Rates shown are net of inlation
Discount Rate: The discount rate used to measure the total TRS pension liability was 6.90%. The discount rate used to measure the total ERS and PSERS pension liability was 7.00%. The projection of cash flows used to determine the discount rate assumed that plan member contributions will be made at the current contribution rate and that employer and nonemployer contributions will be made at rates equal to the difference between actuarially determined contribution rates and the member rate. Based on those assumptions, the TRS, ERS and PSERS pension plans' fiduciary net position were projected to be available to make all projected future benefit payments of current plan members. Therefore, the long-term expected rate of return on pension plan investments was applied to all periods of projected benefit payments to determine the total pension liability.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

Sensitivity of the School District's proportionate share of the net pension liability to changes in the discount rate: The following presents the School District's proportionate share of the net pension liability calculated using the discount rate of 6.90% and 7.00%, as well as what the School District's proportionate share of the net pension liability would be if it were calculated using a discount rate that is 1-percentage-point lower (5.90% and 6.00%) or 1-percentage-point higher (7.90% and 8.00%) than the current rate:

Teachers Retirement System:

1% Decrease (5.90%)

Current Discount Rate (6.90%)

1% Increase (7.90%)

School District's proportionate share of

the net pension liability

$

64,156,509.00 $

42,525,243.00 $ 24,860,454.00

Employees' Retirement System:

1% Decrease (6.00%)

Current Discount Rate (7.00%)

1% Increase (8.00%)

School District's proportionate share of

the net pension liability

$

251,061.00 $

188,600.00 $

136,075.00

Pension plan fiduciary net position: Detailed information about the pension plan's fiduciary net position is available in the separately issued TRS, ERS and PSERS financial report which is publicly available at www.trsga.com/publications and http://www.ers.ga.gov/financials.

Defined Contribution Plan

Pike County Board of Education has opted out of the Federal Social Security Program. As an alternative to Federal Social Security, the School District offers a 457 annuity plan selecting VALIC as provider. All employees who work over 20 hours per week are eligible immediately upon hire. All contributions, disbursements and loans are governed by Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations as well as the plan document approved by the School District. There is no vesting period for the plan and employee participation is not mandatory.

The School District also provides a mandatory participation, supplemental 457 plan for employees who are not members of the Teacher Retirement System. This plan is also provided by VALIC. All employee and employer contributions and disbursements are governed Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations as well as the plan document approved by the School District. Mandatory contribution into the plan is 3.1% of covered salary matched by a 3.1% employer contribution. Employer and employee contributions become property of the employee without a vesting period.

Employer contributions for the current fiscal year and the two preceding fiscal years are as follows:

Fiscal Year

Percentage Contribution

Required Contribution

2023 2022 2021

100%

$

23,548.61

100%

$

21,921.42

100%

$

17,519.16

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
JUNE 30, 2023

EXHIBIT "I"

NOTE 14: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The School District employed the services of Pediatric Speech Therapy, Inc. which provided speech therapy services to the Special Education Federal Program. The owner of Pediatric Speech Therapy, Inc. is the wife of the High School Principal. Current year expenditures totaled $95,535.50.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SCHEDULE OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE NET PENSION LIABILITY TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

SCHEDULE "1"

For the Year Ended
June 30

School District's proportion of the Net Pension
Liability (NPL)

School District's proportionate share
of the NPL

State of Georgia's proportionate share of the NPL associated
with the School District

Total

School District's covered payroll

School District's proportionate share
of the NPL as a percentage of its covered payroll

Plan fiduciary net position as a
percentage of the total
pension liability

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

0.130960% $ 42,525,243.00 $ 0.130810% $ 11,569,272.00 $ 0.128256% $ 31,068,623.00 $ 0.130255% $ 28,008,347.00 $ 0.130670% $ 24,255,151.00 $ 0.131043% $ 24,354,745.00 $ 0.135552% $ 27,965,889.00 $ 0.138196% $ 21,038,969.00 $ 0.139973% $ 17,683,742.00 $

653,011.00 $ 43,178,254.00 $ 17,988,791.41 151,946.00 $ 11,721,218.00 $ 17,256,143.62 475,758.00 $ 31,544,381.00 $ 16,789,617.04 432,204.00 $ 28,440,551.00 $ 16,141,592.32 373,656.00 $ 24,628,807.00 $ 15,806,324.14 451,437.00 $ 24,806,182.00 $ 15,333,453.33 629,249.00 $ 28,595,138.00 $ 15,204,108.33 464,028.00 $ 21,502,997.00 $ 15,028,037.49 393,286.00 $ 18,077,028.00 $ 14,471,473.13

236.40% 67.04%
185.05% 173.52% 153.45% 158.83% 183.94% 140.00% 122.20%

72.85% 92.03% 77.01% 78.56% 80.27% 79.33% 76.06% 81.44% 84.03%

This schedule is intended to show information for 10 years. Additional years will be displayed as they become available.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

SCHEDULE "2"

For the Year Ended June 30

Contractually required contribution

Contributions in relation to the contractually required contribution

Contribution deficiency (excess)

School District's covered payroll

Contribution as a percentage of covered
payroll

2023

$

2022

$

2021

$

2020

$

2019

$

2018

$

2017

$

2016

$

2015

$

2014

$

4,005,020.40 $ 3,511,324.00 $ 3,244,155.00 $ 3,495,763.44 $ 3,322,335.36 $ 2,640,247.68 $ 2,148,603.48 $ 2,121,844.07 $ 1,976,186.93 $ 1,777,096.90 $

4,005,020.40 $ 3,511,324.00 $ 3,244,155.00 $ 3,495,763.44 $ 3,322,335.36 $ 2,640,247.68 $ 2,148,603.48 $ 2,121,844.07 $ 1,976,186.93 $ 1,777,096.90 $

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

20,186,645.73 17,988,791.41 17,256,143.62 16,789,617.04 16,141,592.32 15,806,324.14 15,333,453.33 15,204,108.33 15,028,037.49 14,471,473.13

19.84% 19.52% 18.80% 20.82% 20.58% 16.70% 14.01% 13.96% 13.15% 12.28%

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SCHEDULE OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE NET PENSION LIABILITY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

SCHEDULE "3"

For the Year Ended June 30

School District's proportion of the Net Pension Liability
(NPL)

School District's proportionate share of the
NPL

School District's covered payroll

School District's proportionate share of the NPL as a
percentage of covered payroll

Plan fiduciary net position as a percentage of total
pension liability

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

0.002824% $ 0.002114% $ 0.001888% $ 0.001696% $ 0.001262% $ 0.000794% $ 0.000793% $ 0.001430% $ 0.003381% $

188,600.00 $ 49,444.00 $ 79,578.00 $ 69,986.00 $ 51,881.00 $ 32,247.00 $ 37,512.00 $ 57,935.00 $ 126,808.00 $

69,126.56 50,662.72 47,594.21 43,098.10 32,202.00 19,467.00 18,450.00 40,402.96 71,342.15

272.83% 97.59% 167.20% 162.39% 161.11% 165.65% 203.32% 143.39% 177.75%

67.44% 87.62% 76.21% 76.74% 76.68% 76.33% 72.34% 76.20% 77.99%

This schedule is intended to show information for 10 years. Additional years will be displayed as they become available.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

SCHEDULE "4"

For the Year Ended June 30

Contractually required contribution

Contributions in relation to the contractually required contribution

Contribution deficiency (excess)

School District's covered payroll

Contribution as a percentage of covered
payroll

2023

$

2022

$

2021

$

2020

$

2019

$

2018

$

2017

$

2016

$

2015

$

2014

$

24,527.86 $ 17,025.88 $ 12,493.00 $ 11,736.70 $ 10,679.71 $ 7,989.32 $ 4,829.73 $ 4,560.80 $ 8,872.49 $ 13,169.76 $

24,527.86 $ 17,025.88 $ 12,493.00 $ 11,736.70 $ 10,679.71 $ 7,989.32 $ 4,829.73 $
4,560.80 $ 8,872.49 $ 13,169.76 $

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

79,096.46 69,126.56 50,662.72 47,594.21 43,098.10 32,202.00 19,467.00 18,450.00 40,402.96 71,342.15

31.01% 24.63% 24.66% 24.66% 24.78% 24.81% 24.81% 24.72% 21.96% 18.46%

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SCHEDULE OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE NET PENSION LIABILITY PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF GEORGIA

SCHEDULE "5"

For the Year Ended
June 30

School District's proportion of the
Net Pension Liability (NPL)

School District's proportionate share
of the NPL

State of Georgia's proportionate share of
the NPL associated with the School District

Total

School District's covered payroll

School District's proportionate share
of the NPL as a percentage of its covered payroll

Plan fiduciary net position as a
percentage of the total pension liability

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $ 0.00% $

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

380,355.00 $ 32,689.00 $
208,300.00 $ 314,951.00 $ 352,648.00 $ 306,322.00 $ 416,332.00 $ 256,607.00 $ 230,640.00 $

380,355.00 $ 32,689.00 $ 208,300.00 $ 314,951.00 $ 352,648.00 $ 306,322.00 $ 416,332.00 $ 256,607.00 $ 230,640.00 $

901,901.77 748,498.10 619,553.19 997,786.00 997,786.00 969,160.37 969,960.43 965,286.97 997,734.50

N/A

81.21%

N/A

98.00%

N/A

84.45%

N/A

85.02%

N/A

85.26%

N/A

85.69%

N/A

81.00%

N/A

87.00%

N/A

88.29%

This schedule is intended to show information for 10 years. Additional years will be displayed as they become available.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SCHEDULE OF PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE NET OPEB LIABILITY
SCHOOL OPEB FUND

SCHEDULE "6"

For the Year Ended June
30

School District's proportion of the
Net OPEB Liability (NOL)

School District's proportionate share
of the NOL

State of Georgia's proportionate share
of the NOL associated with the
School District

Total

School District's covered-employee
payroll

School District's proportionate share of the NOL as a percentage of its covered-employee
payroll

Plan fiduciary net position as a
percentage of the total OPEB
liability

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

0.167240% $ 16,562,081.00 $ 0.163180% $ 17,673,744.00 $ 0.160636% $ 23,593,687.00 $ 0.174899% $ 21,463,860.00 $ 0.177254% $ 22,528,440.00 $ 0.175120% $ 24,604,289.00 $

-

$ 16,562,081.00 $ 14,776,675.50

-

$ 17,673,744.00 $ 13,886,425.01

-

$ 23,593,687.00 $ 13,257,089.36

-

$ 21,463,860.00 $ 13,147,399.04

-

$ 22,528,440.00 $ 13,142,831.45

-

$ 24,604,289.00 $ 12,353,948.99

112.08% 127.27% 177.97% 163.26% 171.41% 199.16%

6.17% 6.14% 3.99% 4.63% 2.93% 1.61%

This schedule is intended to show information for 10 years. Additional years will be displayed as they become available.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS SCHOOL OPEB FUND

SCHEDULE "7"

For the Year Ended June 30

Contractually required contribution

Contributions in relation to the contractually required contribution

Contribution deficiency (excess)

2023

$

693,704.00 $

693,704.00 $

-

2022

$

604,697.00 $

604,697.00 $

-

2021

$

607,003.00 $

607,003.00 $

-

2020

$

543,234.00 $

543,234.00 $

-

2019

$

941,953.00 $

941,953.00 $

-

2018

$

918,693.00 $

918,693.00 $

-

2017

$

913,089.00 $

913,089.00 $

-

School District's covered-employee
payroll

Contribution as a percentage of covered-
employee payroll

$

16,302,934.09

$

14,776,675.50

$

13,886,425.01

$

13,257,089.36

$

13,147,399.04

$

13,142,831.45

$

12,353,948.99

4.26% 4.09% 4.37% 4.10% 7.16% 6.99% 7.39%

This schedule is intended to show information for 10 years. Additional years will be displayed as they become available.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "8"

Teachers Retirement System Change of benefit terms: There have been no changes in benefit terms.
Changes of assumptions: On November 18, 2015, the Board adopted recommended changes to the economic and demographic assumptions utilized by the System. Primary among the changes were the updates to rates of mortality, retirement, disability, withdrawal and salary increases. The expectation of retired life mortality was changed to RP-2000 White Collar Mortality Table with future mortality improvement projected to 2025 with the Society of Actuaries' projection scale BB (set forward one year for males).
On May 15, 2019, the Board adopted recommended changes from the smoothed valuation interest rate methodology that has been in effect since June 30, 2009, to a constant interest rate method. In conjunction with the methodology, the long-term assumed rate of return in assets (discount rate) has been changed from 7.50% to 7.25%, and the assumed annual rate of inflation has been reduced from 2.75% to 2.50%.
In 2019 and later, the expectation of retired life mortality was changed to the Pub-2010 Teacher Headcount Weighted Below Median Healthy Retiree mortality table from the RP-2000 Mortality Tables. In 2019, rates of withdrawal, retirement, disability and mortality were adjusted to more closely reflect actual experience.
On May 11, 2022, the Board adopted recommended changes to the long-term assumed rate of return and payroll growth assumption utilized by the System. The long-term assumed rate of return was changed from 7.25% to 6.90%, and the payroll growth assumption was changed from 3.00% to 2.50%.
Employees' Retirement System Changes of benefit terms: There have been no changes in benefit terms.
Changes of assumptions: On December 17, 2015, the Board adopted recommended changes to the economic and demographic assumptions utilized by the System. Primary among the changes were the updates to rates of mortality, retirement, disability, withdrawal and salary increases. The expectation of retired life mortality was changed to the RP-2000 Combined Mortality Table projected to 2025 with projection scale BB (set forwarded 2 years for both males and females).
A new funding policy was initially adopted the Board on March 15, 2018, and most recently amended on June 18, 2020. Because of this new funding policy, the assumed investment rate of return was reduced from 7.50% to 7.40% for the June 30, 2017 actuarial valuation and further reduced from 7.40% to 7.30% for the June 30, 2018 actuarial valuation.
On December 17, 2020, the Board adopted recommended changes to the economic and demographic assumptions utilized by the System based on the experience study prepared for the five-year period ending June 30, 2019. Primary among the changes were the updates to rate of mortality, retirement, withdrawal, and salary increases. This also included a change to the long-term assumed investment rate of return of 7.00%. These assumption changes are reflected in the calculation of the June 30, 2021 Total Pension Liability.
On April 21, 2022, the Board adopted a new funding policy which, in part, provides that the Actuarial Accrued Liability and Normal Cost of the System will include a prefunded variable Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for eligible retirees and beneficiaries of the System. Under the new policy, future COLAs are provided through a profit-sharing mechanism using the System's asset performance. After studying the parameters of this new policy, the assumption for future COLAs was set at 1.05%. Previously, no future COLAs were assumed. In addition, the funding policy set the assumed rate of return at 7.20% for the June 30, 2021 valuation and established a new Transitional Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability as of June 30, 2021 which will be amortized over a closed 20-year period.
Public School Employees Retirement System Changes of benefit terms: There have been no changes in benefit terms.
Changes of assumptions: On December 17, 2015, the Board adopted recommended changes to the economic and demographic assumptions utilized by the System. Primary among the changes were the updates to rates of mortality, retirement and withdrawal. The expectation of retired life mortality was changed to the RP-2000 Blue Collar Mortality Table projected to 2025 with projection scale BB (set forward 3 years for males and 2 years for females).
A new funding policy was initially adopted by the Board on March 15, 2018, and most recently amended on December 17, 2020. Because of this new funding policy, the assumed investment rate of return was reduced from 7.50% to 7.40% for the June 30, 2017 actuarial valuation and further reduced from 7.40% to 7.30% for the June 30, 2018 actuarial valuation.
On December 17, 2020, the Board adopted recommended changes to the economic and demographic assumptions utilized by the System based on the experience study prepared for the five-year period ending June 30, 2019. Primary among the changes were the updates to rates or mortality, retirement, disability, and withdrawal. This also included a change to the long-term assumed investment rate of return to 7.00%. These assumption changes are reflected in the calculation of the June 30, 2021 Total Pension Liability.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION NOTES TO THE REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "8"

School OPEB Fund Changes of benefit terms: There have been no changes in benefit terms.
Changes in assumptions: June 30, 2020 valuation: Decremental assumptions were changed to reflect the Employees' Retirement System's experience study. Approximately 0.10% of employees are members of the Employees' Retirement System.
June 30, 2019 valuation: Decremental assumptions were changed to reflect the Teachers Retirement System's experience study.
June 30, 2018 valuation: The inflation assumption was lowered from 2.75% to 2.50%.
June 30, 2017 valuation: The participation assumption, tobacco use assumption and morbidity factors were revised.
June 30, 2015 valuation: Decremental and underlying inflation assumptions were changed to reflect the Retirement Systems' experience studies.
June 30, 2012 valuation: A data audit was performed and data collection procedures and assumptions were changed.
The discount rate was updated from 3.07% as of June 30, 2016 to 3.58% as of June 30, 2017, to 3.87% as of June 30, 2018, back to 3.58% as of June 30, 2019, and to 2.22% as of June 30, 2020.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION GENERAL FUND
SCHEDULE OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES BUDGET AND ACTUAL
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "9"

REVENUES Property Taxes Sales Taxes State Funds Federal Funds Charges for Services Investment Earnings Miscellaneous Total Revenues
EXPENDITURES Current Instruction Support Services Pupil Services Improvement of Instructional Services Educational Media Services General Administration School Administration Business Administration Maintenance and Operation of Plant Student Transportation Services Central Support Services Other Support Services Food Services Operation Capital Outlay Debt Services Principal Interest Total Expenditures
Excess of Revenues over (under) Expenditures
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES(USES) Other Sources Other Uses Total Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Net Change in Fund Balances
Fund Balances - Beginning
Fund Balances - Ending

NONAPPROPRIATED BUDGETS

ORIGINAL (1)

FINAL (1)

ACTUAL AMOUNTS

VARIANCE OVER/UNDER

$

10,351,321.00 $

10,351,321.00 $

11,699,178.52 $

300,000.00

300,000.00

236,418.20

22,954,305.66

23,852,867.66

24,936,030.97

840,202.00

5,859,440.46

5,897,946.25

-

-

649,717.55

-

-

104,467.98

-

-

1,508,820.93

34,445,828.66

40,363,629.12

45,032,580.40

1,347,857.52 (63,581.80)
1,083,163.31 38,505.79 649,717.55 104,467.98
1,508,820.93 4,668,951.28

24,720,703.38
2,253,169.14 867,432.04 496,721.59 794,370.77
2,091,438.96 321,577.57
2,330,109.44 2,295,633.91
106,849.92 623,866.00
-
36,901,872.72 (2,456,044.06)

27,761,523.67
2,289,964.14 1,439,096.67
496,721.59 799,539.77 2,137,158.96 321,577.57 2,330,109.44 2,328,705.09 248,416.08 646,690.11
995,526.67
41,795,029.76 (1,431,400.64)

26,383,755.68
3,554,766.66 1,183,990.91
569,215.83 916,221.94 2,280,319.52 298,402.37 2,308,626.37 3,113,005.12 208,579.05 395,421.21 1,167,020.15 995,389.78
91,048.86 7,573.38
43,473,336.83 1,559,243.57

1,377,767.99
(1,264,802.52) 255,105.76 (72,494.24) (116,682.17) (143,160.56) 23,175.20 21,483.07 (784,300.03) 39,837.03 251,268.90
(1,167,020.15) 136.89
(91,048.86) (7,573.38)
(1,678,307.07) 2,990,644.21

66,731.32 (66,731.32)
-

66,731.32 (66,731.32)
-

(516,859.64) (516,859.64)

(2,456,044.06)

(1,431,400.64)

1,042,383.93

12,716,799.35

12,716,799.35

12,718,736.17

$

10,260,755.29 $

11,285,398.71 $

13,761,120.10 $

(66,731.32) (450,128.32) (516,859.64)
2,473,784.57
1,936.82
2,475,721.39

Notes to the Schedule of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances Budget and Actual
(1) Original and Final Budget amounts do not include the budgeted revenues or expenditures of the various principal accounts. The actual revenues and expenditures of the various principal accounts are $1,351,510.51 and $1,212,838.76, respectively.
The accompanying schedule of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balances budget and actual is presented on the modified accrual basis of accounting which is the basis of accounting used in the presentation of the fund financial statements.

See notes to the basic financial statements.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF EXPENDITURES OF FEDERAL AWARDS
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "10"

FUNDING AGENCY PROGRAM/GRANT Agriculture, U. S. Department of
Child Nutrition Cluster Pass-Through From Georgia Department of Education Food Services School Breakfast Program National School Lunch Program COVID-19 - National School Lunch Program Total Child Nutrition Cluster
Other Programs Pass-Through From Georgia Department of Education Food Services State Administrative Expenses for Child Nutrition Total U. S. Department of Agriculture
Education, U. S. Department of Education Stabilization Fund Pass-Through From Georgia Department of Education COVID-19 - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund COVID-19 - American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund Total Education Stabilization Fund
Special Education Cluster Pass-Through From Georgia Department of Education Special Education Grants to States Grants to States COVID-19 - American Rescue Plan - Grants to States Preschool Grants Preschool Grants COVID-19 - American Rescue Plan - Preschool Grants Total Special Education Cluster
Other Programs Pass-Through From Georgia Department of Education Career and Technical Education - Basic Grants to States Comprehensive Literacy Development Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies Pass-Through From MSD of Decatur Township, Indianapolis, IN Teacher and School Leader Incentive Fund Total Other Programs Total U. S. Department of Education
Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Direct COVID-19 - Emergency Connectivity Fund Program
See notes to the basic financial statements.

ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER

PASSTHROUGH
ENTITY ID
NUMBER

EXPENDITURES IN PERIOD

10.553 10.555 10.555

235GA324N1199 $ 235GA324N1199 225GA324N1099

236,602.73 758,748.24 106,752.39 1,102,103.36

10.560

215GA904N2533

244.75 1,102,348.11

84.425D 84.425U

S425D220012 S425U220012

6,277.43
1,842,083.79 1,848,361.22

84.027A 84.027A 84.027X 84.173A 84.173A 84.173X

H027A210073 H027A220073 H027X210073 H173A210081 H173A220081 H173X210081

84.048A 84.371C 84.424A 84.367A 84.367A 84.010A 84.010A
84.374A

V048A220010 S371C190016-19A
S424A220011 S367A210001 S367A220001 S010A210010-21A S010A220010
S374A220024

32.009

136,174.24 519,895.42
72,820.23 7,391.00 9,284.13 8,100.00 753,665.02
24,648.22 717,362.64 33,038.00 33,352.00 64,838.83
2,268.64 444,859.60
594,432.63 1,914,800.56 4,516,826.80
440,000.00
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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF EXPENDITURES OF FEDERAL AWARDS
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "10"

FUNDING AGENCY PROGRAM/GRANT
Health and Human Services, U. S. Department of Pass-Through From Bright From the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning COVID-19 - Child Care and Development Block Grant
Total Expenditures of Federal Awards

ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER

PASSTHROUGH
ENTITY ID
NUMBER

EXPENDITURES IN PERIOD

93.575

2210GACCC5 $

20,000.00 6,079,174.91

Notes to the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards
Note 1. Basis of Presentation The accompanying schedule of expenditures of federal awards (the "Schedule") includes the federal award activity of the Pike County Board of Education (the "Board") under programs of the federal government for the year ended June 30, 2023. The information in this Schedule is presented in accordance with the requirements of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Because the Schedule presents only a selected portion of the operations of the Board, it is not intended to and does not present the financial position or changes in net position of the Board.
Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Expenditures reported on the Schedule are reported on the modified accrual basis of accounting. Such expenditures are recognized following the cost principles contained in the Uniform Guidance, wherein certain types of expenditures are not allowable or are limited as to reimbursement.
Note 3. Indirect Cost Rate The Board has elected not to use the 10-percent de minimis indirect cost rate as allowed under the Uniform Guidance.

See notes to the basic financial statements.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF STATE REVENUE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "11"

AGENCY/FUNDING GRANTS Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Pre-Kindergarten Program Education, Georgia Department of Quality Basic Education Direct Instructional Cost Kindergarten Program Kindergarten Program - Early Intervention Program Primary Grades (1-3) Program Primary Grades - Early Intervention (1-3) Program Upper Elementary Grades (4-5) Program Upper Elementary Grades - Early Intervention (4-5) Program Middle School (6-8) Program High School General Education (9-12) Program Vocational Laboratory (9-12) Program Students with Disabilities Gifted Student - Category VI Remedial Education Program Alternative Education Program English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Media Center Program 20 Days Additional Instruction Staff and Professional Development Indirect Cost Central Administration School Administration Facility Maintenance and Operations Amended Formula Adjustment Categorical Grants Pupil Transportation Regular Bus Replacement Nursing Services Education Equalization Funding Grant Other State Programs Food Services Hygiene Products Preschool Disability Services Pupil Transportation - State Bonds Rules 10 Special Education State Grant School Security Grant Teachers Retirement Vocational Education Vocational Supervisors Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Reimbursement on Construction Projects Office of the State Treasurer Public School Employees Retirement CONTRACT Human Resources, Georgia Department of Family Connections

GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES

GENERAL

CAPITAL PROJECTS

FUND

FUND

TOTAL

$

435,190.37 $

- $

435,190.37

1,172,999.00 (6,916.00)
2,988,487.00 361,942.00
1,417,868.00 554,869.00
2,711,993.00 2,779,838.00
438,985.00 2,748,563.00 1,084,569.00
30,825.00 199,711.00 41,887.00 449,285.00 141,254.00 77,588.00
609,105.00 921,631.00 909,944.00 907,920.00

401,530.00 440,550.00 77,192.00 2,504,834.00
63,047.00 3,007.00
19,557.64 77,220.00 90,000.00 80,647.00 31,933.96 71,338.00
7,167.00
-
37,970.00

52,500.00

$

24,936,030.97 $

-
-
-
-
1,366,839.64
-
-
1,366,839.64 $

1,172,999.00 (6,916.00)
2,988,487.00 361,942.00
1,417,868.00 554,869.00
2,711,993.00 2,779,838.00
438,985.00 2,748,563.00 1,084,569.00
30,825.00 199,711.00 41,887.00 449,285.00 141,254.00
77,588.00
609,105.00 921,631.00 909,944.00 907,920.00
401,530.00 440,550.00
77,192.00 2,504,834.00
63,047.00 3,007.00
19,557.64 77,220.00 90,000.00 80,647.00 31,933.96 71,338.00
7,167.00
1,366,839.64
37,970.00
52,500.00
26,302,870.61

See notes to the basic financial statements.

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF APPROVED LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX PROJECTS
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "12"

PROJECT 2013 ESPLOST (i) acquiring, constructing, and equipping new schools facilities; (ii) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures, and furnishings for the school system, including instructional and administrative computer technology equipment, computer software and safety and security equipment; (iv) expanding and improving existing athletic facilities; (v) acquiring textbooks, e-books and e-book readers for the school system; and (vi) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing.
Subtotal 2013 Projects
2018 ESPLOST (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings, school system facilities and athletic facilities; (ii) paving campus roads and parking lots; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and furnishings for the school system, including HVAC equipment, computer technology equipment, computer software, and safety and security equipment; and (iv) paying any general obligation debt of the School issued in conjunction with the imposition of such sales and use tax
Subtotal 2018 Projects
2022 ESPLOST (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improvings, and equipping existing school buildings, school system facilities and athletic facilities; (ii) paving and improving campus roads and parking lots and improving Americans with Disabilities Act compliant accessibility throughout the school system; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and furnishings for the school system, including HVAC equipment, computer technology equipment, computer softward, athletic equipment, kitchen and dining hall furnishings and equipment, school buses and other vehicles, transportation, and maintenance equipment, and safey and security equipment; (iv) acquiring land for school facilities; (v) paying any general obligation debt of the School District issued in conjunction with the imposition of such sales and use tax; and (vi) paying the expenses incident to accomplish the foregoing.
Subtotal 2022 Projects
Total

ORIGINAL ESTIMATED
COST (1)

CURRENT ESTIMATED COSTS (2)

$

125,000.00 $

684,710.33

2,848,229.00

2,272,664.55

ESTIMATED COMPLETION
DATE
Completed
Completed

1,000,000.00 126,800.00
101,269.46 4,201,298.46

2,174,134.98 69,342.34
27,000.00 101,269.46 5,329,121.66

Completed Completed
Completed Completed

3,735,000.00 200,000.00

6,864,605.07 200,000.00

Completed Completed

765,000.00
100,000.00 4,800,000.00

2,637,908.71
110,710.90 9,813,224.68

6/30/2024 Completed

6,329,285.00 500,000.00

6,329,285.00 500,000.00

6/30/2026 6/30/2026

575,000.00 1,200,000.00

575,000.00 1,499,400.43

115,000.00 8,719,285.00

142,699.29 9,046,384.72

$

17,720,583.46 $

24,188,731.06

6/30/2026 Completed
6/30/2026

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PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF APPROVED LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX PROJECTS
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

SCHEDULE "12"

PROJECT 2013 ESPLOST (i) acquiring, constructing, and equipping new schools facilities; (ii) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures, and furnishings for the school system, including instructional and administrative computer technology equipment, computer software and safety and security equipment; (iv) expanding and improving existing athletic facilities; (v) acquiring textbooks, e-books and e-book readers for the school system; and (vi) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing.
Subtotal 2013 Projects

AMOUNT EXPENDED IN CURRENT YEAR (3)(4)

AMOUNT EXPENDED IN PRIOR YEARS (3)(4)

TOTAL COMPLETION
COST

EXCESS PROCEEDS NOT
EXPENDED

$

- $

684,710.33 $

684,710.33 $

-

44,573.91

2,228,090.64

2,272,664.55

-

-

2,174,134.98

2,174,134.98

-

-

69,342.34

69,342.34

-

-

27,000.00

27,000.00

-

-

101,269.46

101,269.46

-

44,573.91

5,284,547.75

5,329,121.66

-

2018 ESPLOST (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings, school system facilities and athletic facilities; (ii) paving campus roads and parking lots; (iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and furnishings for the school system, including HVAC equipment, computer technology equipment, computer software, and safety and security equipment; and (iv) paying any general obligation debt of the School issued in conjunction with the imposition of such sales and use tax
Subtotal 2018 Projects

1,726,776.24

5,137,828.83

6,864,605.07

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,574,614.71

-

-

-

110,710.90

110,710.90

-

1,726,776.24

7,823,154.44

6,975,315.97

-

2022 ESPLOST

(i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improvings, and equipping existing

school buildings, school system facilities and athletic facilities;

1,988,025.00

3,421,495.44

-

-

(ii) paving and improving campus roads and parking lots and

improving Americans with Disabilities Act compliant accessibility

throughout the school system;

-

429,057.07

-

-

(iii) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and

furnishings for the school system, including HVAC equipment,

computer technology equipment, computer softward, athletic

equipment, kitchen and dining hall furnishings and equipment,

school buses and other vehicles, transportation, and maintenance

equipment, and safey and security equipment;

307,440.00

73,921.50

-

-

(iv) acquiring land for school facilities;

-

1,499,400.43

1,499,400.43

-

(v) paying any general obligation debt of the School District issued

in conjunction with the imposition of such sales and use tax; and

-

-

-

-

(vi) paying the expenses incident to accomplish the foregoing.

-

142,699.29

-

-

Subtotal 2022 Projects

2,295,465.00

5,566,573.73

1,499,400.43

-

Total

$

4,066,815.15 $

18,674,275.92 $

13,803,838.06 $

-

(1) The School District's original cost estimate as specified in the resolution calling for the imposition of the Local Option Sales Tax.

(2) The School District's current estimate of total cost for the projects. Includes all cost from project inception to completion.

(3) The voters of Pike County approved the imposition of a 1% sales tax to fund the above projects and retire associated debt. Amounts expended for

these projects may include sales tax proceeds, state, local property taxes and/or other funds over the life of the projects.

(4) In addition to the expenditures shown above, the School District has incurred interest to provide advance funding as follows:

Prior Years

$

941,681.11

Current Year

551,136.11

Total

$

1,492,817.22

See notes to the basic financial statements.

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Section II Compliance and Internal Control Reports

Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ON COMPLIANCE AND OTHER MATTERS BASED ON AN AUDIT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS
The Honorable Brian P. Kemp, Governor of Georgia Members of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia Members of the State Board of Education
and Mr. Shane Williamson, Superintendent and Members of the Pike County Board of Education
We have audited the financial statements of the governmental activities, each major fund, and fiduciary activities of the Pike County Board of Education (School District) as of and for the year ended June 30, 2023, and the related notes to the financial statements, which collectively comprise the School District's basic financial statements, and have issued our report thereon dated March 21, 2024. We conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS) and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
In planning and performing our audit of the financial statements, we considered the School District's internal control over financial reporting (internal control) as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances for the purpose of expressing our opinions on the basic financial statements, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control.
A deficiency in internal control exists when the design or operation of a control does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent, or detect and correct, misstatements on a timely basis. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the School District's financial statements will not be prevented, or detected and corrected, on a timely basis. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control that is less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit attention by those charged with governance.
Our consideration of internal control was for the limited purpose described in the first paragraph of this section and was not designed to identify all deficiencies in internal control that might be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies. Given these limitations, during our audit we did not identify any deficiencies in internal control that we consider to be material weaknesses. However, material weaknesses or significant deficiencies may exist that were not identified.
270 Washington Street, SW, Suite 4-101 Atlanta, Georgia 30334 | Phone (404) 656-2180

Report on Compliance and Other Matters
As part of obtaining reasonable assurance about whether the School District's financial statements are free from material misstatement, we performed tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements, noncompliance with which could have a direct and material effect on the financial statements. However, providing an opinion on compliance with those provisions was not an objective of our audit, and accordingly, we do not express such an opinion. The results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.
Purpose of this Report
The purpose of this report is solely to describe the scope of our testing of internal control and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control or on compliance. This report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards in considering the School District's internal control and compliance. Accordingly, this communication is not suitable for any other purpose.
Respectfully submitted,
Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
March 21, 2024

Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON COMPLIANCE FOR EACH MAJOR FEDERAL PROGRAM AND ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER COMPLIANCE REQUIRED BY THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE
The Honorable Brian P. Kemp, Governor of Georgia Members of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia Members of the State Board of Education
and Mr. Shane Williamson, Superintendent and Members of the Pike County Board of Education
Report on Compliance for Each Major Federal Program
Opinion on Each Major Federal Program
We have audited the Pike County Board of Education's (School District) compliance with the types of compliance requirements identified as subject to audit in the OMB Compliance Supplement that could have a direct and material effect on each of the School District's major federal programs for the year ended June 30, 2023. The School District's major federal programs are identified in the Summary of Auditor's Results section of the accompanying Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs.
In our opinion, the School District complied, in all material respects, with the compliance requirements referred to above that could have a direct and material effect on each of its major federal programs for the year ended June 30, 2023.
Basis for Opinion on Each Major Federal Program
We conducted our audit of compliance in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS); the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; and the audit requirements of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). Our responsibilities under those standards and the Uniform Guidance are further described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of Compliance section of our report.
We are required to be independent of the School District and to meet our other ethical responsibilities, in accordance with relevant ethical requirements relating to our audit. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion on compliance for each major federal program. Our audit does not provide a legal determination of the School District's compliance with the compliance requirements referred to above.
270 Washington Street, SW, Suite 4-101 Atlanta, Georgia 30334 | Phone (404) 656-2180

Responsibilities of Management for Compliance
Management is responsible for compliance with the requirements referred to above and for the design, implementation, and maintenance of effective internal control over compliance with the requirements of laws, statutes, regulations, rules and provisions of contracts or grant agreements applicable to the School District's federal programs.
Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of Compliance
Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether material noncompliance with the compliance requirements referred to above occurred, whether due to fraud or error, and express an opinion on the School District's compliance based on our audit. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not absolute assurance and therefore is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS, Government Auditing Standards, and the Uniform Guidance will always detect material noncompliance when it exists. The risk of not detecting material noncompliance resulting from fraud is higher than for that resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. Noncompliance with the compliance requirements referred to above is considered material, if there is a substantial likelihood that, individually or in the aggregate, it would influence the judgment made by a reasonable user of the report on compliance about the School District's compliance with the requirements of each major federal program as a whole.
In performing an audit in accordance with GAAS, Government Auditing Standards, and the Uniform Guidance, we:
Exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.
Identify and assess the risks of material noncompliance, whether due to fraud or error, and design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks. Such procedures include examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the School District's compliance with the compliance requirements referred to above and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances.
Obtain an understanding of the School District's internal control over compliance relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances and to test and report on internal control over compliance in accordance with the Uniform Guidance, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the School District's internal control over compliance. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.
We are required to communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit and any significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in internal control over compliance that we identified during the audit.
Report on Internal Control over Compliance
A deficiency in internal control over compliance exists when the design or operation of a control over compliance does not allow management or employees, in the normal course of performing their assigned functions, to prevent, or detect and correct, noncompliance with a type of compliance requirement of a federal program on a timely basis. A material weakness in internal control over compliance is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over compliance, such that there is a reasonable possibility that material noncompliance with a type of compliance

requirement of a federal program will not be prevented, or detected and corrected, on a timely basis. A significant deficiency in internal control over compliance is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over compliance with a type of compliance requirement of a federal program that is less severe than a material weakness in internal control over compliance, yet important enough to merit attention by those charged with governance.
Our consideration of internal control over compliance was for the limited purpose described in the Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of Compliance section above and was not designed to identify all deficiencies in internal control over compliance that might be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance. Given these limitations, during our audit we did not identify any deficiencies in internal control over compliance that we consider to be material weaknesses, as defined above. However, material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance may exist that were not identified.
Our audit was not designed for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of internal control over compliance. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.
The purpose of this report on internal control over compliance is solely to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over compliance and the results of that testing based on the requirements of the Uniform Guidance. Accordingly, this report is not suitable for any other purpose.
Respectfully submitted,
Greg S. Griffin State Auditor
March 21, 2024

Section III Auditee's Response to Prior Year Findings and Questioned Costs

PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AUDITEE'S RESPONSE
SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF PRIOR AUDIT FINDINGS YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023
PRIOR YEAR FINANCIAL STATEMENT FINDINGS
No matters were reported.
PRIOR YEAR FEDERAL AWARD FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS
No matters were reported.

Section IV Findings and Questioned Costs

PIKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULE OF FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2023

I SUMMARY OF AUDITOR'S RESULTS

Financial Statements

Type of auditor's report issued:
Governmental Activities, Each Major Fund, and Fiduciary Activities

Internal control over financial reporting:
Material weakness(es) identified? Significant deficiency(ies) identified?

Noncompliance material to financial statements noted:

Federal Awards

Internal control over major programs:
Material weakness(es) identified? Significant deficiency(ies) identified?

Type of auditor's report issued on compliance for major programs:

All major programs

Any audit findings disclosed that are required to be reported in accordance with 2 CFR 200.516(a)?

Identification of major programs:

Assistance Listing Number Assistance Listing Program or Cluster Title

84.027, 84.173 84.425

Special Education Cluster Education Stabilization Fund

Dollar threshold used to distinguish between Type A and Type B programs:

Auditee qualified as low-risk auditee?

II FINANCIAL STATEMENT FINDINGS No matters were reported. lll FEDERAL AWARD FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS No matters were reported.

Unmodified No
None Reported No
No None Reported
Unmodified No
$750,000.00 Yes

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