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February 29, 2016 Board of Education Special Budget Meeting Minutes



February 29, 2016




A special budget meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by President W. Remington in the Conference Room on the above date.





Present: W. Remington, H. Simmons, R. White, W. Witherell, J. Young, and Mr. Saiff.


Absent: J. McGill, B. Remington, D. Taylor, and T. Zellweger.

Others: M. Robinson.








Quorum of five established.



Initial 2016-2017 School Budget Review

Mr. Saiff informed the Board of preliminary figures for the 2016-2017 budget. He noted the 2015-2016 Fund Balance Projection and Reserves and the potential Tax Cap Calculation (with and without the purchase of a school bus). Mr. Saiff also discussed major increases and decreases to the 2016-2017 school budget, the current deficit projection, and the current and recommended fund balance usage.


Mr. Saiff recommended that the next Budget meeting be held on March 14, 2016, prior to the Regular meeting. Board members decided to meet at 6:30 P.M.


The Board also received information regarding anticipated increases and decreases to the school budget broken down by components. Mr. Saiff noted the population of students with special needs has increased steadily in the past ten years, as have the costs in which to provide mandated services. Mr. Saiff stated that he and M. Robinson would continue to calculate expenditures and revenues as more information became available.



No. 2016-142


Motion made by H. Simmons and seconded by W. Witherell to adjourn at 8:43 P.M. 5 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.






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