Monday, April 25, 2005

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Budget Committee met in regular session on April 25, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.  Present were:


Amy Amrhein               )

Chuck Keil                   )

Sheryl Lipski                )

Heidi Parker                 )            Budget Committee Members

Rick Barth                    )

Carol Davis                  )

Kewith Massie            )

Arthur Reynolds            )


Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Loren Luman, Business Manager

Judy Kimball, Classified Representative

Daniel Cazares, Certified Representative

Jeanne Peterson, Executive Secretary

Media Representative


I.          Call to Order


            The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Amy Amrhein


II.         Roll Check


            A roll of the Committee was taken and all members were present with the exception of Andy Dungan and Terry Littleton. 


III.               Appoint Presiding Officers


Chuck Keil nominated Rick Barth as Presiding Officer and Carol Davis as Vice Chair.  Keith Massey seconded and the nominations passed unanimously.


IV.       Budget Message (Executive Officer)


Juli Di Chiro presented the Executive Officer’s Message as outlined in the Budget Document.


Budget Committee members asked for the following information.


Prepare a statement explaining the $2.9 million beginning fund balance, which is not clearly explained in the budget document.

Project cost for adding an 8th period to the high school.

Recommend the desired level of administrative staff and provide cost.

What would the cost be to have a fully funded school district.

Provide a list of unplanned expenses or areas of high exposure.

Provide a list of beginning fund balances for the past 10 years.

What does an additional school day cost.

Provide the savings from the Lincoln School closure, from this year’s budget to next year’s budget.  Consider all funds.

Provide enrollment history and projections.

What are the revenues from Willow Wind.  Provide information on the mortgage.


Administration will email responses to the above questions by May 4.  The response to the cost for a fully funded school district will be discussed at the May 18 budget committee meeting.  Members may contact Loren Luman with additional questions.  He will try to respond to them by May 4.


V.              Schedule Meeting Dates and Times


Budget Committee Meetings were scheduled for May 4 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Board Room.


VI.       Set Agenda for Next Meeting


            Rick Barth will meet with Juli Di Chiro to develop the agenda for the May 4 meeting. 


VII.            Adjournment


            There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

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