July 26, 2012

SCR-I School Year Budget Ends in Red, But $320,000 Better Than Projected

A deficit budget was projected for the 2011-12 school year at Scotland County R-I. With anticipated shortfalls in revenue, the district was anticipating turning to its reserves to help offset as much as a half million dollar overrun. But at the July meeting of the SCR-I Board of Education learned the bottom line is looking much better than projected.

Superintendent Dave Shalley reported the preliminary, end-of-year deficit for the district as $197,080.57.

"The budgeted deficit amount was $523,032.00, which left us with a balance of $2,056,983," Shalley stated. "The revenues are figured conservatively, due to the economic uncertainty at the state level."

He noted the revenue projections are provided by DESE.

"Revenues for the year came in much better than the figures projected by DESE," Shalley said. "That helped reduce the deficit."

Milk/Bread Bids

The board received milk bids from Prairie Farms and bread bids from Earth Grains/Sara Lee and IBC. After reviewing the bids, the board voted 7-0 to accept the firm bid on milk from Prairie Farms and the bread bid from Earth Grains/Sara Lee.

August Meeting

As there was no conflict with the regularly-scheduled board meeting date of August 9th, the board will meet on that date. The Tax Rate Hearing will be held at 6:15, prior to the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Consent Agenda

The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:

Minutes from June 20th meeting; Set annual Tax Rate Hearing for August 9th, at 6:15 p.m.; Adoption of Policy BBFA; Appointment of Erin Tallman as LEA Representative; Hospital Therapy Services Contract; Permission to Advertise for Building Trades Materials Bids; Permission to Advertise for Bus Driver; Permission to Advertise for Aide Position; Updated Sub List.

Executive Session

The board voted 7-0 to approve minutes from the June 20th meeting.

The board voted to accept the following extra duty assignments:

Jr. High Softball - Billie Lanham;

Asst. Varsity Football - Ed Koser

Jr. High Football - Lance Campbell

Asst. Varsity and JV Girls Basketball - Kirsten Johnston

Asst. Varsity and JV Boys Basketball - Dan Burns

Jr. High Boys Basketball - Ryan Bergeson

Varsity Boys Track - Ed Koser

Varsity Girls Track - Shaina Dochterman

Varsity & Jr. High Campus Bowl - Jennifer Woodley

The board voted 7-0 to go out of closed session and into open session to adjourn.

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