"Doing so would allow you as a board and administration to address these pressing concerns and give you time as a board to look at alternative plans to save the $1 million that closing a school would put back into the general fund", he said.
According to a Kershaw County School District press release issued early Friday morning, the school board conducted initial interviews this week for the position in an effort to find candidates who best fit the leadership profile developed using input from previous meetings with employees and community members as well as an online survey.
The fright factor now may be that voter disinterest could result in school boards being less accountable to the citizens they represent. This significant shortfall required budget cuts throughout the district.
The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years. School tax rates are set after the district receives the final tax assessment roll in August.
Downey then discussed NEW construction proposals that totaled $34.5 million. State aid pays for most costs not covered by local property taxes.
Polls will be open across the state from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Also, one-time payments and a couple favorable state adjustments just about offset further decreases in state funding in the district's preliminary budget for 2018-19.
The Paulding Neighbor asked all candidates in contested races for Paulding County Board of Education in the May 22 primary the same two questions concerning board policy and budgeting. Voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $10.75 million budget, the Amagansett Library budget, the purchase of a new school bus and the installation of new technology. The proposed tax increase is 2.52 percent over the 2017-18 budget. While doing rewarding work, school board members volunteer many hours of their free time for the good of all students K-12, most often with little thanks.
A schedule for five followup meetings to take place in schools around the district will be released in the coming days.
In compliance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Board will consider declaring the District's need for fully qualified educators and will consider approving previously-reviewed new science course materials that would be used next year at Martinez Junior High School. The proposal carries a tax levy increase of 2.03 percent, which is below the district's limit as determined by the state's tax "cap" formula.
REMSEN - The 2018-2019 school budget vote will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the elementary school cafeteria.
The budget also calls for a 40 percent increase in the line item of curriculum and professional development to bring that figure from $89,000 to $123,000 - as well as the addition of a summer high school credit recovery/regents retake program. The proposed purchase is part of an ongoing bus replacement plan created to keep the District's fleet in safe, working order by phasing out buses that are no longer cost effective to maintain. Charles Styler of North Sea and Michael Medio of Water Mill-both newcomers-will duke it out for a seat on the seven member board.
ERES Academy's expansion hasn't been approved yet by OUSD's board, even though Arise has already spent millions on the new campus project with architects and consultants.