Work Session Minutes
Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Board of Directors met in a work session on January 24, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room. Present were:
Amy Amrhein ) Chair
Chuck Keil )
Sheryl Lipski )
Terry Littleton ) Board Members
Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent
Loren Luman, Business Manager
Rick Barth, Budget Committee Member
Carol Davis, Budget Committee Member
Andy Dungan, Budget Committee Member
Keith Massey, Budget Committee Member
Arthur Reynolds, Budget Committee Member
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chair Amrhein.
II. Roll Check
A roll of the board was taken and all members were present.
III. Review District Financial Status and Possible Budget Goals for the 2005-06 School Year
Loren Luman reviewed the state funding formula as well as the projected revenues and budget expenditures for this school year. Negative impacts on next year’s proposed budget include increased PERS rates, employee step movements and wage increases, and health insurance increases. Mr. Luman reviewed potential savings for next year. He also presented a new budget formatting which will reduce the staff time required for budget development. Discussion was held regarding the sale or lease of the Lincoln School site. It was suggested that the district maximize the money but keep the site in the educational field. It was also suggested that the district review all of its properties and consider selling slices throughout the district.
Director Keil discussed the next bond and development of a bond committee. He further discussed the local option tax.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.
Jeanne Peterson, Executive Secretary