Shelbyville Daily Union

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August 20, 2013

Shelby School Board reviews proposed budget

The Shelbyville School Board took its first look at the 2014 operating budget, affected by a projected decrease in state aid, during its regular meeting Thursday.

Superintendent Denise Bence presented the budget explaining that projected expenditures would require dipping into the district’s reserves by $1.1 million.

“Due to a decrease in the projected revenue (state aid) and the increases in salaries, the education fund shows a $684,000 deficit spending,” Bence said. “We may have to look at cuts there next year to balance.”

Other deficit spending will be felt in transportation, IMRF/Social Security, Working Cash, and Tort funds.

Additionally, the district will be looking at replacing the roof on the High School gym and auditorium this year with an estimated cost of $400,000 to come out of operations and maintenance fund and the purchase of two new buses at a cost of $180,000 to come out of the transportation fund.

Projected expenses for the year will be $11,245,038 with projected revenues at $10,140,863.

Anticipated ending balance show the district with $6,084,450 compared with a July 1, 2013 balance of $7,188.625.

The budget will be on public display for 30 days and a hearing will be held at the September board meeting.

Bence also reported that the district has been awarded a $50,000 Illinois State Board of Education grant to be used toward HVAC upgrade at the high school. The district has also been awarded a $90,000 Illinois Clean Energy grant for the work done to the Moulton Middle School building. The district is also waiting on a $20,000 grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The board approved a request by the city council to place an oscillating tornado siren on school property.

The city council is considering purchase of an upgrade storm warning system for the city.

The board also approved the application for occupancy of temporary facilties to allow use of five buildings over the three campuses.

As a result of executive session, the following positions were approved:

- Andrea Belz - part time elementary art

- Riley Foor - High School math

- Andy Baldwin - part time band

- Ann Dunaway - assistant freshman volleyball coach

- Erin Chambers - volunteer assistant high school volleyball coach

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