Board of Education Briefs for July 18, 2016

Board of Education Briefs for July 18, 2016

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.

See the full agenda and supporting documents here.

See the video of the meeting here.