BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
July 12, 2011
The Board of Trustees of Anderson County School District Number Five met in the Offices of the Board this date with the following members present: Mr. David Alewine, Mr. Charles Lee Anderson, Mr. Rick Bradshaw, Mrs. Ann W. Huitt, Mrs. Margaret Mack, Mr. Al Norris, Dr. Paul A. Talmadge, and Mr. Paul Zugg. Absent was Mr. Dickie Smith.
NOTICE TO MEDIA
In accordance with the S. C. Code of Laws, 1976,
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Norris called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. for the purpose of discussing an amendment to the 2011-2012 Budget.
2011-2012 BUDGET DISCUSSION
Mrs. Bagley presented new information with regard to estimated revenues and expenditures using the approved base student cost of $1880. The estimated revenues equate to approximately $81,722,432 and the estimated expenditures equate to approximately $81,541,001, leaving additional dollars to allocate of approximately $181,431. She then presented information with regard to a step increase for teachers and other eligible employees, which equates to approximately $1,320,523. If the district uses the additional dollars to fund the step increases, approximately $1,148,092 would have to be taken from the fund balance in order to balance the budget. Mrs. Bagley then reviewed the items lost in previous years and the adjustments made by the Administration due to the losses.
Following some discussion, Mr. Bradshaw made a motion to amend the budget to include a step increase for the 2011-2012 school year and unfreeze the local supplement for a total of approximately $1,335,928 to be taken from the fund balance.
Mr. Anderson made a substitute motion to eliminate the 2.9 millage increase originally approved in the 2011-2012 Budget.
Mr. Anderson stated that his motion is based on the fact that the district has a rather large increase in the fund balance from last year’s budget and that the $11,121,408 loss is because of state budget cuts, and we as a Board should not try to make up the difference by putting the burden on the local taxpayers and business owners.
The motion died for the lack of a second.
The original motion was put back on the table. The motion died for the lack of a second.
Dr. Talmadge made a motion the Board approve the budget as presented by the Administration to include a step increase of approximately $1,329,523 for the 2011-2012 school year, and take the difference of approximately $1,148,092 from the fund balance in order to balance the budget.
Mr. Bradshaw made a substitute motion to amend the budget to include a step increase of approximately $1,329,523 and eliminate the 2.9 millage increase of approximately $291,856 originally approved in the 2011-2012 Budget. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion. The motion failed with three in favor (Anderson, Bradshaw, Mack) and five opposed (Alewine, Huitt, Norris, Talmadge, Zugg).
Dr. Talmadge restated the original motion that the Board approve the budget as presented by the Administration to include a step increase of approximately $1,329,523 for the 2011-2012 school year, and take the difference of approximately $1,148,092 from the fund balance in order to balance the budget. Mrs. Huitt seconded the motion. The motion carried with six in favor and two opposed (Anderson, Bradshaw).
There being no further business, Mr. Alewine made a motion the Board adjourn. Mr. Bradshaw seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
As Approved By Superintendent