Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ashland School District No. 5, Jackson County, Oregon - The Budget Committee met in a regular session on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashland School District Board Room.  Present were:


Ruth Alexander )

Mat Marr                     )          

Heidi Parker                 ) Budget Committee Members

Amy Patton                  )

Bill Anderson                )

Curt Bacon                   )

Rick Barth                    )

Mike Zodrow               )


Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Jeanne Peterson, Executive Secretary

Traci Adams, Accountant

Daniel Cazares

Judy Kimball

Media Representative


I.          Call to Order


            The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Rick Barth.


II.         Roll Check


            A roll of the Committee was taken and all members were present with the exception of Chris Holzshu and Keith Massie. 


III.               Budget Details


It was agreed that the Interest on Investments on page 25 of the budget document need to be spread among the other accounts.


IV.       Review Suggested Modification to the Budget


            Committee members reviewed the YAAL Ballot Language and Board Resolution.


            The levy reductions were reviewed.  Curt Bacon asked that $8,000 be restored in the levy to keep the club sport spending per student at $250.  Discussion followed.


            Textbook funding, computer allocation and staffing changes were reviewed.


            Heidi Parker expressed concern of not having an 8th period at the high school.  Juli Di Chiro explained that next year a committee will address the high school reform and this concern will be included in that work.





V.        Possible Funding Changes


            Lengthy discussion was held on increasing funding for the club sports, allocation of computer funds, review of the local option levy funds.  Juli Di Chiro explained that you could slightly increase the collection for the local option levy and then increase funding for the club sports supplies.


            Curt Bacon moved to amend the budget and increase the local option revenue by $8,000 and distribute that to club sports and the marimba club supplies.  Ruth Alexander seconded and the motion carried with a vote of 5 for and 3 against.


            Mat Marr left the meeting at 9:00 p.m.


            A discussion was held regarding the ending fund balance.  The current ending fund balance is $700,000; board policy states an 8% ending fund balance should be maintained which would total $2,000,000.  It was suggested that the Board should direct administration to work towards the 8% ending fund balance if that is the desire of the Board.


VI.       Motions


            Curt Bacon moved that the Budget Committee approve the 2008-09 proposed budget in the amount of $77,218,521 as recommended.  Mike Zodrow seconded and the motion passed unanimously.


            Ruth Alexander moved that the Budget Committee approve the proposed tax rate for the budget in the amount of $4.1601 per $1,000 of assessed value, and for the local option tax in the amount of $1.29 per $1,000 of assessed value.  Bill Anderson seconded and the motion passed unanimously.


IV.       Fall Meeting Schedule


            Juli Di Chiro explained the role of the budget committee and reviewed the purpose of the budget committee meeting held in November each year.  Rick Barth suggested that personnel staffing changes be presented when the budget document is presented.  It was agreed that the Board Chair, Rick Barth, and Juli Di Chiro will schedule the November meeting. 


VII.      Adjournment


            There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.


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