The District 99 Board of Education held its business meeting on July 18, 2016. It was the first meeting for incoming Superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele. Highlights include:
End-of-Year Financial Report - District 99 Controller Mark Staehlin reviewed the District’s fund balances, which increased to 2.9% of revenues compared to 2.5% last year. Revenues were slightly over budget and expenditures were slightly under budget. Both Federal and State Aid revenue collections were higher than budgeted. Registration fee waivers dropped over 30% this year over last year, due to an improving economy and a more rigorous application process. Food service collections were down by more than $250,000 due to low student participation; the District has hired new food service provider Chartwells for the next school year.
Policy Updates - A number of District 99 policies were updated and approved by the Board, including administrative job descriptions and policies related to student discipline.
Future Meetings - The Board canceled its August 1 workshop. A special meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at the ASC, to hold a public hearing about continuing to allow Driver Education to substitute for one semester of Physical Education; the Board will then vote on the proposed waiver application. The next regular Board business meeting will be on August 15 at 7:30 p.m.