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Scotland County R-I Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported a positive budget balance of $20,110 as the year closed on June 30th.
The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 09, 2020. President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., with all seven members present.
The district received positive financial news as Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported the district completed the difficult 2019-2020 school year with a positive budget balance.
Bergeson presented the board with a final financial report for the completed fiscal year, reporting that on June 30th, the district had recorded total revenues for the year of $7,427,186.33. Total expenditures of the fiscal year were reported as $7,407,075.82 which left the district with a total surplus of $20,110.51.
In other business, the board approved school lunch prices for next year. After completing the 2020-21 Paid Lunch Equity Tool, where the required price increase for the 20-21 school year is capped at 10 cents ($0.10) for student lunches.
“During the most recent school year we were charging $2.10 and $2.20 for a paid student lunch,” said Bergeson. “This means that our weighted average price for ’19-’20 was $2.15.”
The superintendent stated the 20-21 Paid Lunch Equity Tool will require the district to increase the weighted average price by $0.20 for ’20-’21.
“However, the PLE Tool puts a $0.10 cap on our increase, so we are required to increase our weighted average price to $2.25, for next year,” he explained. “This means we need to increase our paid price, at both schools, by $0.10.”
The USDA also requires the district to increase the breakfast and adult meal prices by $0.10 based on their formula reimbursement to be in compliance with Food & Nutrition Services Standards.
The district will increase lunch prices for K-6 students at the elementary school from $2.10 to $2.20 while lunch at the high school will now cost $2.30, up from $2.20 a year ago. Adult lunch prices will also increase a dime to $3.05. Breakfast costs for K-12 will increase from $1.60 to $1.70 while milk costs will remain unchanged at $0.35.
The board voted 7-0 to approve the Elementary Student Handbooks, 7-12 Student Handbooks, Early Childhood Handbooks, and Faculty Handbooks. Electronic copies of the handbooks will be issued to students the first day of school and placed on the district website.
The board voted 7-0 to accept the Technology Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year with yearly Apple iPad usage fees of $15.00 for one student and $25.00 for Family (2 or more students).
August Board Meeting
The August board meeting will be on Thursday, August 13th with the Tax Rate Hearing beginning at 5:45 p.m. and open session beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda:
Approve Minutes of June 25th
Set Tax Rate Hearing Date – Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.
Approve Updated Sub List
Approve Surplus Items
Approve Speech Pathology Contract
Open session adjourned at 7:04 p.m.
The following items were approved during closed session:
Closed session minutes, June 25, 2020, 7-0
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.