Good day Ellicottors. It is a good day hope all watch the debates tonight and we must vote.
This morning a spent a few minutes at the District, visiting and asking some questions concerning Board Resolutions and the 2012-2013 budget. The staff was very helpful and in my opinion very friendly. Everyone was having a good day.
Resolutions: the resolution in question, Board Resolution dated December 8, 2011
says nothing about budget or reserve funds.
The resolution states: Twiss made the motion, seconded by Clemons to approve and sign the board resolution dated December 8, 2011, stating board members will interface with staff to solicit ideas. RCV: Aye: Cody Chambers, MaryAnna Clemons, Dwight Hobbs, Jr., Ernest Hudson, Bea Twiss. Motion Carried.
The Board never voted on a reserve bottom-line that anyone can find.
I have difficulty typing and spell checking, but I do take good notes.
So whatever the bottom-line is or was the district has taken somewhere between 500K to 370K from the reserve fund. It was discussed that 370K has been obligated. As a person in the past that was responsible for organizational budgets and my businesses budget to make a budget reflect accurate numbers are important. So I feel that the Board has failed to adjust the proper line items. There appears to be a number of items that was started but not finished. Example: when the board hires a new teacher it should be a two-step process: approved the position then discuss where the money is coming from, amend the budget by the amount of the salary and benefits. A good question to ask the auditor who will be here soon.
Integrity in Leadership