Jackson Local Board of Education, approved appropriations for the budget of the 2012-13 school year.
Key action: Approved appropriations for the budget of the 2012-13 school year.
Discussion Treasurer Linda Paris said the appropriation for all funds was about $62 million. The appropriation for the general fund about $47 million, which does not include debt services, permanent improvement funds, state and federal funds and other funds. Revenue is expected to be $65 million for the general fund and $84 million for all funds. Paris said there will be a decrease in outlay, because last year had one extra pay, and because high-seniority teachers left and lower-paid teachers were hired.
Heard from Jackson Township Trustee Todd Hawke on the need for passage of the township’s parks and road levy, which would produce about $2.9 million to help offset the loss of $3.29 million in state funding. The 2.2-mill, 5-year levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $67 per year, according to the Stark County Auditor’s Office. Defeat of the levy would leave the park system with none of its $1 million funding per year and would handicap the road department in snow plowing, salt for winter road and patching and maintaining roads, Hawke said.
Heard updates on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, which would hold back — with some exemptions — third-graders who do not pass state reading tests.
Heard an update on district report cards from Superintendent Chris DiLoretto. The district will get a report on state tests soon, but official results will be held up because of investigations into some district —none local — that may have fudged attendance records to help their ratings.
Up next Meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Sauder Elementary School.