07-30-2009 First Budget Public Hearing


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for a public hearing on Thursday, July 30, 2009, for the Proposed Budget and Millage Levy for 2009-2010, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in the Florida Today newspaper on Friday, June 26, 2009 and 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. Opening Exercises

Minutes: 

Chairman Jordan called the First Budget Public Hearing meeting of the 2009-2010 Tentative Budget and Millage Rate to order at 5:32 p.m.

Members Present: Robert Jordan, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler

Mr. Jordan requested a moment of silence for Ryan Moore, EELP student from Manatee Elementary.

Mr. Jordan led the Pledge of Allegiance.


II. Presentation
2. Presentation
Attachment: All Funds 7-30-2009.pdf
Attachment: Cost Center 7-30-09new.pdf
Minutes: 

The Chairman recognized Superintendent Dr. Brian T. Binggeli who introduced Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services. Ms. Preston presented an overview of the 2009-2010 tentative budget, which included:

Tax Roll History
History of Millage Levy
Proposed Millage Changes
Millage Rate Over Time
Proposed 2009-2010 Millage
Proposed Millage vs. Roll-Back
Tax on Home Scenarios
Proposed Tentative Budget
Operating Budget Revenue
K-12 Operating Budget
FEFP Funding Issues
Base Student Allocation & District Cost Differential
Student Growth
History of Student Membership
Details of Membership Growth
Proposed Categorical Funding
Personnel Statistics
Capital Projects Revenues
PECO Allocation
Capital Projects Expenditures

Chairman Jordan opened the floor for Board discussion. Ms. Henderson asked Ms. Preston for clarification on student enrollment numbers in her budget presentation.

Ms. Kneessy took this opportunity to compliment Ms. Preston and her staff for making the presentation easy to understand. She questioned how much money is going out due to the District Cost Differential (DCD) and Brevard being a donor district.

Ms. Kneessy requested clarification on the property value over the next several years. Ms. Preston explained to the Board why the district needed to be placed into deferment.

Ms. Kneessy brought the Board up-to-date on concerns between the Value Assessment Board and Scott Ellis, Clerk of Courts.


III. Public Hearing
3. Public Hearing

Minutes: 

A.   2009-2010 Proposed Millage Levy

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

B.   2009-2010 Tentative Budget

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


IV. Superintendent's Recommendation
4. Adopt Proposed 2009-10 Millage Rates

Minutes: Chairman Jordan recognized Superintendent Binggeli who proceeded to read into the record the recommendation for the 2009-2010 millage rates, the tentative 2009-2010 budget and the Board authorization for actions to be taken by the Superintendent.

Motions:
Adopt proposed 2009-10 millage rates of: Operating Fund: Required Local Effort 5.189 Local Discretionary 0.748 Discretionary Critical Needs (Operating) 0.250 Capital Outlay: 1.500 Total: 7.687- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

5. Adopt the 2009-10 Tentative Budget


Motions:
Adopt proposed 2009-2010 Tentative Budget: Operating 533,064,270 Special Revenue 124,319,681 Debt Service 45,741,781 Capital Outlay 237,208,237 Sub Total 940,333,969 Less Transfers 38,501,414 Total 901,832,555 Internal Service 77,466,115 Enterprise 8,220,654- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Barbara Murray
Second: Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

6. 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 2009-10 Millage and the following Rolled-Back Rates. Operating Fund Rolled-Back Rates: Required local Effort 5.9448 Local Discretionary 0.7780 Capital Outlay Rolled-Back Rate: 1.9903 Total Rolled-Back Rate: 8.7131 2. Notify both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector of the Final Public Hearing on September 3, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. at the Educational Services Facility, Viera. 3. Adjust the revenues and expenditures, if necessary, prior to the final public hearing. - PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Barbara Murray
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Robert Jordan- Aye


V. Adjournment
7. Adjournment

Minutes: 

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

THE PROPOSED 2009-2010 MILLAGE RATE NECESSARY TO FUND THE TENTATIVE BUDGET IS LESS THAN THE ROLL-BACK RATE BY 11.8%.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:41p.m.







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