Attachment: Board Workshop June 26, 2014-Budget Overview2.pdf
Chairman Henderson reconvened the meeting at 12:37 p.m. She said that she had invited Dan Bennett, Mary Helen and Debra Greco to join them during the Budget portion of the meeting.
Ms. Preston gave a brief overview of the presentation entitled 2014-2015 Budget Overview.
Ms. Kneessy asked for a breakdown of how much PECO monies each charter school in the District will receive.
Ms. Henderson asked if a charter school goes under and has to sell the property, does the money revert back to the state? Ms. Preston said that most of the time, they do not break even with what is owed. However, if there is an excess, that money is supposed to come back to the District. For the most part, the building and the equipment are leased and not owned.
Dr. Binggeli went over the 2014-15 Potential Cuts & Revenue Enhancements portion. He said at this point that the only thing they are recommending is the elimination of the child care refund practice with an estimated savings of $1,000,000.
When Dr. Binggeli came to the Potential Recovered/Added Items, he said that the cost of numbers 2,3 and 5 is approximately $947,267 which the $1,000,000 from the elimination of the child care refund practice should cover.
Mr. Ziegler wanted to clarify that this does not solve our capital problems.
Ms. Kneessy said she wants to deal with the school lunch prices at the next Board meeting. Ms. Henderson concurred. Mr. Ziegler said that he needs to see the numbers first. Dr. Murray also wants to look at this more quickly. More discussion ensued.
Ms. Preston said they will bring some more analysis back to the Board and Dr. Binggeli reiterated to the Board, that the information will be gathered and brought back for the next meeting.
Ms. Henderson wanted to discuss having the ACT not being used as a tool for every 11th grade student. She said while the FCAT is not a reliable indicator, the ACT is. She asked if it was possible for Ms. Irwin to confer with some business partners to see about the possibility of sponsorship. She hates for it to go by the wayside.
Dr. Binggeli said he agreed that it is a better constant.