Budget Meeting of April 5, 2010

RSU 13 Budget Workshop Minutes

Monday, 4/5/10: School Based Cost Centers

The meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chair Ruth Anne Hohfeld. 

Board members present: Ruth Anne Hohfeld, Jamie Doubleday, Loren Andrews (late, excused), Steven Dyer, George Emery, Gregory Hamlin (late, excused), James Kalloch, Esther Kilgour, Brian Messing, Julie Sanborn, Josiah Wilson, Patricia Moran-Wotton, Sally Carleton

The Pledge to the flag was conducted.

1.      Superintendent’s Presentation of School-Based Accounts:  Superintendent Judy Lucarelli reviewed all accounts that are school based: instruction, guidance, library and administration for ten schools.

2.      Public Input on School-Based Accounts: The following comments were raised: 

§  8 people spoke in opposition to the reduction of 0.1 art teacher and the resulting transfer of personnel.

§  1 person commented about the reduction of two teachers at RDMS.

§  1 person spoke in opposition to the transfer of a special education ed tech 1 working with her daughter at RDHS.

3.      Board Discussion and Questions:  Board members requested the following data, which will be available at the 4/12 work session.

§  Pull out all copier costs into a chart

§  Provide more information about the cost of field trip transportation

§  Verify the reason that RDHS Guidance contracted services has increased

§  Prepare a chart of administrative savings from 2008-2009 to 2010-2011

§  Provide a rationale for each team leader/head teacher position in the budget

§  Start the next meeting with an explanation of the role of the Board: what the Board can and cannot do regarding the budget.

Moved by Steve Dyer, seconded by Jim Kalloch to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 pm.



                                                Dr. Judith M. Lucarelli, Secretary/RSU #13 Board of Directors