The Webutuck Board of Education Meeting held the
The following members were present:
Dale Culver, President
Dr. Richard N. Johns, Superintendent
Kevin Geoghan, School Business Administrator
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Culver called the meeting of
APPOINT CLERK PRO TEM
Mr. Geoghan was appointed Clerk Pro Tem by order of the Chair without objection.
Several comments were heard concerning the athletic director position. Members of the public were thanked for their input.
There was no additional discussion
BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
1. Motion to Authorize an Increase the Tax Certiorari Reserve Fund
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves an increase in the Tax Certiorari reserve fund in the amount of $25,283 as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.
Discussion: The Board recognized the increase in the Tax Certiorari Reserve Fund, as proposed, would bring the fund to 100% of active Certiorari claims.
The motion carried.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the revised tax warrant for the 2007-2008 school year as listed below and recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:
Made by: Mr. Herald††††††††††††††† Second: Ms. Lounsbury†††††††††††
Discussion: The Board recognized the year end financial performance was better than projected at the time the budget was presented to voters and an additional transfer of funds to the to the Debt Service Fund would be necessary to bring the year-end fund balance to the level necessary to keep the tax levy at the level presented to voters.
The motion carried.
Town†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Amount of Levy†††††††† Tax Rate (per thousand)
Ancram††††††††††† ††††††††† $†††† 222,328††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19.17††
Amenia ††††††††††††† ††††††††††††5,625,174††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10.80
Northeast†††††††††††††††††††† † 3,934,218††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11.68
Stanford†††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 731,721††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 22.98
Total Levy††††† ††††††††† $11,001,690
Collection Period:† †††††† September 5 through October 4 without penalty
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† October 5 through November 5 with 2% penalty
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installment Plan - 1st Installment due by September 15 †††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††2nd Installment due by March 15. A service charge of 5% will †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† be added to installment payments by the Dutchess County Finance Commissioner
The total tax levy of $11,001,690 includes any
tax reimbursement by
The Board received positive comments about having options available to it as a result of the Districtís strong financial condition.
A member of the public mentioned the importance of the Districtís wellness policy and its relationship to both food service and athletic director positions.
The Board received a recommendation, and acknowledged its intent, to update financial parameters for next year.
BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS
A member called the Boardís attention to a comment from the public concerning school supply lists and whether they created a financial burden for some families.
PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion to convene to executive session for the purpose of discussing one or more personnel matters.
Made by: Mr. Jablonsky†††††††††††††††††††††† Second: Mr. McGhee
Discussion: None††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vote: Unanimous
The motion carried
RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION AND ADJOURN
Motion to reconvene public session and adjourn.
Made by: Mr. Jablonski
Without objection, the motion carried