02-12-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #32

Recommended Reductions and Revenue Enhancements for the 2013-14 Operating Budget


Due to changing priorities and the continuing lack of sufficient funding, it has become necessary to reduce the 2013-14 Operating Budget by the estimated amount of $30.7 million.  Attached is the prioritized list of recommended budget reductions and revenue enhancements as presented to the Board at the December 21, 2012 Board Workshop.  At this time, only items 1 - 53 are being recommended for consideration (excluding 11, 21 and 34 as those are listed for approval on seperate agenda items). 

Please note that the School Board will take action on items 11, 21 and 34 at the February 12, 2013 School Board Meeting.  All other items are presented as information only.  In addition, items 19 and 22 have been revised.  The revised estimated savings are $32,178.41 (an increase of $6,150) and $82,150.55 (a decrease of $30,917.75) respectively.

The listing is subject to change based upon School Board determination and Legislative action.

To gain input from Brevard Citizens related to the listing, Community forums will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • February 18, 2013 - Astronaut High School Auditorium
  • February 19, 2013 - Bayside High School Auditorium
  • February 21, 2013 - Hoover Middle School Media Center
  • February 25, 2013 - Viera High School Auditorium


A final recommendation will be made prior to the February 26, 2013 School Board meeting.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/12/2013
Consent after Information2/26/2013

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1011.71 (3)(b)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Karen Strickland, Director of Planning, Budgets & Reporting, ext 610.

Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent for Financial Services, ext. 600.

Attachment:  2013-14 Proposed Budget Cuts and Revenue Enhancements.pdf