LTISD School Board Meeting
“THIS BLOG REFLECTS ONLY MY VIEW AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF THE BOARD, OTHER BOARD MEMBERS OR THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. SEE THE MEETING MINUTES FOR COMPLETE DISCUSSION.”
Duke Talent Identification State Qualifiers
2016 Top 10 Academic Scholars
Acknowledgment of Coach Mike Rogers’ 600th baseball win
District community service awards;
LT High Five awards
2016 Teachers of the Year
Jason Buddin recognized for his 9 years of service on the School Board. Standing ovation.
Election results canvass
Oath of Office of the Trustees
Video board at high school paid off this year and $115,000.00 of incoming ad fees.
2017 Bond issues:
For Board discussion-
In 2017, because of bond refinancing since 2012, the District can take out up to a 220 million dollar bond w/out raising taxes;
We have the option to seek a community vote for 2 million dollar tax swap that will not raise taxes. 2 cents are not subject to recapture; Our current robin hood is 38%; next year it goes up to 45% and we lose 4 million in current state funding in 2017. The tax swap would make up approximately $2,000,000.00 of that loss.
Two elementary schools and a middle school are needed now.
It is not time to talk about a new high school or equivalent yet; probably 2021-2022.
4.7 million outstanding in tax collections. Compared to last year at the exact same for this time frame and finished last year at 98%
About 10.6 million left from the 2012 bond; The wastewater treatment plant (796k) at the middle school will be finished and there is a technology project (1.2 million).
As a matter of information, we lose 11.9 million having our 20% homestead election annually. That would be subject to recapture.
Senate Bill 507- special education law. Generically referred to as the “cameras in special education classrooms.” This is an unfunded legislative mandate leaving the question of how we will pay for this technology. Requests for this technology have already been made, but there isn’t any specific timing set out in the bill as to the timing of implementation.
Facilities Condition Assessment for Technology- As we work toward a 2017 bond program, we will need to identify the Districts current state of technology, capital replacement costs, alignment with best practices, program deficiencies, etc.
2016-17 Salary and Benefits adjustments:
Looking to recommend a 1.5% increase in salary without increase in benefits.
This adds 750k to the District’s bottom line. This will be voted on in June.
RFP for fuel- approved with RKA Petroleum
RFP for PA/AV- Data Projections, Inc was approved to complete the turnkey replacement of campus-wide overhead paging systems, classroom audio visual equipment and infrastructure cabling.