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SCHOOL BOARD NOTES  7/12/11  DW 

 

THE BUDGET FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING WERE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION LAST NIGHT.  ONLY FOUR BOARD MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.  THERE WAS NO PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT, SO THE MEMBERS APPOINTED CHRIS HARTING TO BE THE ACTING PRESIDENT.  SUPERINTENDENT GREG MANN PRESENTED THE BUDGET FOR THE NEXT YEAR THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT DECEMBER FIRST.  THE BUDGET INCLUDES THE DECREASE IN STATE AID AND THE CHANGES WITH THE ADDITION OF THE LENORA STUDENTS.  SUPERINTENDENT MANN PRESENTED A BUDGET WITH JUST UNDER A 3 MILL INCREASE.  LAST YEAR THE BUDGET WENT DOWN FIVE MILLS.  HE DISCUSSED THE VARIOUS CHANGES IN THE LAWS AND THE NEW BILLS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE DEALING WITH THE BUDGET.  IT SHOWED THE PLACES WHERE SOME FUNDS COULD BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE GENERAL FUND.  THE GENERAL FUND IS DEVOTED TO SALARIES, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND PROPERTY INSURANCE.  IT CONTAINS NO BUDGETED FUNDS FOR FUEL, TEACHING SUPPLIES, MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES OR BUILDING REPAIR.  THOSE ARE ALL BUDGETED EXPENSES IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL FUND.  THE BOARD IS ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THE FUNDS THAT WILL BE NEEDED TO PAY THE EXPENSES FOR THE ENERGY 360 PROJECTS.  The BUDGET HEARING HAS BEEN SET FOR THE AUGUST 8TH BOARD MEETING.  THE BOARD LAST NIGHT APPOINTED SCOTT ELLIS AS THE PRESIDENT, THE MEMBER ON the CURRICULUM COORDINATING COUNCIL AND THE BOARD MEMBER FOR THE KASB GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS BOARD.  APRIL KARNOPP WILL BE THE VICE PRESIDENT AS WELL AS THE BOARD’S REPRESENTATIVE ON THE NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS SPECIAL EDUCATION CO-OP.  CRAIG RENNER IS THE BOAD MEMBER ON THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.   JANICE RUSSELL IS THE BOARD CLERK AND CYNTHIA GLENNEMEIER IS THE BOARD TREASURER.  DAN WALTER IS THE BOARD ATTORNEY.  THE BOARD’S MEETINGS WILL BE ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30 IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE UNIFIED OFFICE WITH A FOUR HOUR TIME LIMIT.  The STUDENT WELFARE OFFICERS ARE THE THREE BUILDING PRINCIPALS.  SUPERINTENDENT MANN IS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR VARIOUS STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS.  The PETTY CASH LIMITS AND the CREDIT CARD LIMITS WERE KEPT THE SAME.  THE PERSONNEL HANDBOOKS AND THE CHANGES IN the BOARD POLICY WERE APPROVED AS PRESENTED IN JUNE.  THE SCHOOL CALENDAR WAS BUILT ON 1,116 HOURS.  THE DISTRICT’S CHECKING ACCOUNT WILL BE AT THE FIRST SECURITY BANK THIS YEAR  THE BOARD APPROVED the WAIVING OF THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES, THE AUTHORIZATION TO PAY BILLS EARLY TO AVOID A LATE FEE OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A DISCOUNT AND THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS WHEN NECESSARY.  THE BOARD APPROVED THE MEMBERSHIP IN THE SCHOOLS FOR FAIR FUNDING.  THEY ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF SHELBY CADE AS THE K-8 COUNSELOR AND APPROVED OFFERING THE POSITION TO JENNIFER HOUSER.  THEY DIRECTED THE SUPERINTENDENT TO ADVERTISE FOR THE VACANT POSITION NUMBER ONE IN DISTRICT TWO.  THERE WERE NOT OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS.  THE NEXT MEETING OF THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE MONDAY AUGUST 8TH AT 7:30 IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE UNIFIED OFFICE.  ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.