School Business Administrator Cindy Holtz said the hearing was a good opportunity to discuss allocations and review revenue sources and taxes.
“There’s nothing really earth-shattering to report but we did review our expenditures for next year,” said Holtz. “We will be several hundred thousand dollars over last year’s budget in terms of expenditures.”
Holtz said the increase would be put toward major technological infrastructure improvements, technological engineering costs, textbooks and two new school busses.
“It’s been 10-12 years since the district has had this type of technology work and it’s definitely needed.”
The trustees voted to approve a one-year contract with Millennium Consulting Service, LLC, which it previously hired to revamp the district’s Internet networking.
“This is a one-year network agreement that comes out to $30,000 for the year,” said Board Attorney Jamie Jacks. “This deals with them working on our servers, switches and routers.
“There is also an additional network administrator fee of $9,500 for the full fiscal year.”
Jacks said the board could decide how to pay for the service and that monthly installments were an option.
Four separate stolen property affidavits were approved for computer equipment that has gone missing from the district inventory.
East Side High School is missing two iPad2 devices valued at $538, while Nailor Elementary is missing an original iPad valued at $499.
Cypress Park Elementary lost a digital keyboard and printer valued at $247.96 and $361.96 respectively.
There will be no increase in the teacher salary schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year, which has been the case for the past few years.
The district will be closed on July 4-5 for Independence Day and will operate normal summer schedule on July 8.