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April 3, 2017 Board of Education Special Budget Meeting Minutes



April 3, 2017




A special budget meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President W. Remington in the High School Library on the above date.





Present: J. McGill, B. Remington, W. Remington, H. Simmons, D. Taylor, R. White, W. Witherell, J. Young, T. Zellweger, and Mr. Walbridge.


Absent: None.


Others: M. Bloom, V. Doll, S. Latimer, A. Mitchell, B. Reid, M. Robinson, and J. Yette.




Quorum of five established.








Mr. Walbridge notified the Board that the District’s Technology Support would increase from a 0.4 position to 0.6, which would incur an additional cost of $18,513. He noted this supplemental support would be critical during the one-to-one Chromebook rollout in the fall. Mr. Walbridge added that the addition of the support was a result of the Smart Schools Bond Act, the single purpose of which is to improve learning and opportunities in technology for students. Mr. Walbridge stated policies and regulations regarding the use of these devices would be developed and presented to the Board for approval and adoption.


Mr. Walbridge spoke more directly about the proposed budget, notable that administrators and the Business Manager were able to reduce the budget to $11,304,405, a figure $11,487 less than what was previously proposed. He said the Board should be in a position to adopt the proposed budget reflecting a 3.15% tax levy increase.


Given that Governor Cuomo is waiting to receive figures from the federal government budget, and to see what impact it has on the state budget, additional revenue for the District was not considered.


M. Robinson noted the updated revenue and expenditure sheets. He said the District’s shortfall had shrank to roughly $31,000, an amount to be added to the applied fund balance. Mr. Robinson noted the proposed 2017-2018 school budget was a balanced budget. R. White asked if a supermajority was necessary for the budget to pass. M. Robinson responded no, that a simple majority would suffice.



No. 2017-169



Motion made by W. Witherell and seconded by J. Young to adopt the following Budget Resolution, reflecting a 3.15% average tax levy increase:


BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, Towns of Parishville, Hopkinton, Stockholm, and Potsdam, County of St. Lawrence, be and is hereby authorized to expend $11,304,405 and to levy the necessary tax therefore, pending voter approval for the 2017-2018 school year. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.




The Board received correspondence from Mr. Walbridge, school budgetary figures reflecting a 3.15% tax levy increase, and a list of upcoming events of interest.



No. 2017-170


Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to adjourn at 7:11 P.M. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.








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