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WC Board Approves FY10 Budget

Thursday, September 17 West Central CUSD #235 Board of Education conducted a special meeting for the purpose of a FY10 budget hearing but there were no members of the public present to comment, so the meeting was adjourned.

Later, during the Board's regular September meeting members heard a brief review of the FY10 district budget from Superintendent Grimm and the board voted to approve the FY10 district budget which calls for projected revenue of $10,846,851 and projected expenditures of $10,798,568.

The FY10 budget is a surplus budget by approximately $48,000. In this budget is approximately $835,000 of federal stimulus money and approximately $313,000 of that federal stimulus money will not be repeated next year. The rest of that total is in the form of general state aid that should continue in the future.

President Lonnie Brent called the regular meeting of WC school board to order at 7:00 p.m. with all members present except Sams and Goff.

After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance the following good news items were offered:

The board approved an amended agenda with the following additions:

Under the recognition of audience request for presentation the board heard from CSC envoy Sam Sudaker.

The board approved the consent agenda as presented including:

The board discussed several bills that had been presented for payment. Following a brief question and answer session, the board approved payment of all bills, the August activity accounts and the August 2009 treasurer's report as presented.

The board approved a new five-year lease for the school's farm with the current tenant, Darryl Lenz. There were no significant changes to the terms of the lease, but there were a few minor changes made to reflect the fact that District #235 now owns the school farm.

The board approved the $4,544 purchase of a snow plow for the district's pickup truck from Brozene Hydraulic Service of Burlington, IA.

The board reviewed fuel bids that they had solicited for a firm fuel price for FY10. Following a discussion of the two bids received, the board decided to reject all bids.

The board heard reports from Mr. Buss, Mr. Nichols and Mr. Geiser and an update from curriculum director Jeanne Serven. Mrs. Frakes provided the board with an update on the district's technology including an update of the Skyward breakfast and lunch program.

Mrs. Farniok, Special Education Director provided an update on special education students and Mr. Blender provided an update on our fall sports numbers and the first random drug testing session of student athletes and those in extra curricular activities.

The board:

The meeting adjourned at 10:12 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria.