07-28-2011 First Public Budget Hearing


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session for the First Public Budget Hearing on Tuesday, July 28, 2011, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, August 11, 2011. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

I. Opening Exercises
1. Call to Order

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the First Public Budget Hearing on July 28, 2011 to order at 5:51 p.m.
2. Roll Call

Minutes: Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

II. Presentation
3. Presentation - 2011-12 Proposed Millage Levy and Tentative Budget
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Tentative Budget, All Funds, 07-28-11.pdf
Attachment: 2011-12 Proposed Tentative Budget, Cost Center, 07-28-11.pdf
Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray recognized Dr. Brian T. Binggeli who introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services. Ms. Preston presented an overview of the 2011-2012 tentative budget, which included:

Tax Roll History
Tax Roll Changes 2010-11 vs. 2011-12
History of Millage Levy
Proposed Millage Changes
Proposed 2011-2012 Millage
Rolled-Back Rate Details
Proposed Millage vs. Rolled-Back
Tax on Home Scenarios
Millage Increase & Tax Roll Decline
Proposed Tentative Budget
Operating Budget Revenue
Change in District Cost Differential (DCD)
FEFP Funding Issues
Base Student Allocation & District Cost Differential
Student Growth
History of Student Membership
Students with Parents Working at KSC or CCAFS
Details of Membership Growth
History of Change in Employee Positions
Capital Projects Revenues
Capital Projects Expenditures
Changes in Capital Revenue
Format of Budget Books
Budget Unknowns
Timeline

Chairman Murray opened the floor for Board discussion.

Mr. Ziegler questioned Ms. Preston about the discretionary Millage being subject to Compression by the State. He also asked for clarification on the millage increase and the tax roll decline.

Mr. Ziegler pointed out that the district has less revenue than we started the budgeting process, yet the district is holding the line on cuts.

Dr. Krupp requested, for his own edification and for the listening audience, to define discretionary millage and the ceiling for it.

Ms. Preston stated that the Board is levying the maximum allowed mills by law and has historically done so for many, many years. She mentioned that the only way the Board could levy any more money is to go to the voters. Ms. Preston stated that the 0.748 mills is the ceiling.


III. Public Hearing
4. Public Hearing

Minutes: 

A.   2011-2012 Proposed Millage Levy

Chairman Murray opened the public hearing. No individuals requested to address the proposed millage levy. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed.

B.   2011-2012 Tentative Budget

Chairman Murray opened the public hearing. No individuals requested the proposed millage levy. The Chairman declared the public hearing closed.



IV. Superintendent's Recommendation
5. Adopt Proposed 2011-12 Millage Rates

Minutes: Chairman Murray recognized Superintendent Dr. Binggeli who proceeded to read into the record the recommendation for the 2011-2012 millage rates, the tentative 2011-2012 budget and the Board authorization for actions to be taken by the Superintendent.



Motions:

Adopt proposed 2011-12 millage rates of:

Operating Fund:

Required Local Effort

5.614

Local Discretionary

0.748

Discretionary Critical Needs (Operating)

0.250

Capital Outlay:

1.500

Total:

8.112

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

6. Adopt the 2011-12 Tentative Budget


Motions:

Adopt proposed 2011-12 Tentative Budget:

Operating 536,012,433
Special Revenue 80,085,389
Debt Service 46,252,769
Capital Outlay 112,384,166
Enterprise 9,499,780
Sub Total 784,234,537
Less Transfers 40,002,035
Total 744,232,502
Internal Service 77,427,163

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

7. Authorize the Superintendent to take the Following Actions


Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to take the following actions:

1.  Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Proposed 2011-12 Millage and the following Rolled-Back Rates:

  

Operating Fund Rolled-Back Rates:

Required Local Effort

 

6.0335

Local Discretionary

1.1681

Capital Outlay Rolled-Back Rate:

1.7556

Total Rolled-Back Rates:

8.9572

 

2.  Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Final Public Hearing on September 8, 2011 at 5:30 P.M. at the Educational Service Facility, Viera.

3.  Adjust the revenues and expenditures, if necessary, prior to the final public hearing.

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


V. Adjournment
8. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Prior to the adjournment of the Hearing, the following statement was read into the record by Chairman Murray:

THE PROPOSED 2011-2012 MILLAGE RATE NECESSARY TO FUND THE TENTATIVE BUDGET IS LESS THAN THE ROLLED-BACK RATE BY 9.4%.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.







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