• Budget Sub Minutes 02/29/2012


    SHARON, MA 02067

    School Committee

    Budget Subcommittee

    Minutes – Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Sharon Middle School

    75 Mountain Street

    Sharon, MA 02067

    Present: Timothy Farmer, Glenn Brand, Susan Owen, Fran Derry, Glenn Allen, Jonathan Hitter, Laura Salomons

    The meeting was convened at 6:05 p.m.

    J. Hitter opened the meeting and asked for a motion to approve the minutes of December 14, 2011.

    MOTION: (Salomons/Allen) Moved to approve the budget subcommittee minutes of December 14, 2011 as amended. Yes vote: Allen, Hitter, Salomons

    Areas of discussion included:

    Grants, Revolving Funds & Kindergarten, Transportation

    Susan Owen presented an overview of the expenses for the current fiscal year and expected revenue for the 2013 school year. The question was raised on the contingency amount carried for the kindergarten account. There was a lengthy discussion on what should be carried over as a contingency into the next fiscal year. It was the consensus of the budget subcommittee that there needs to be a clearer understanding of what the contingency amount should be for all revolving accounts.

    G. Brand presented a brief overview of the current transportation costs for full and one-way rider-ship. Currently, there are 14 regular transportation buses and 31 in-house SPED vans in use. Transportation is running in a deficit for the 2012 school year. There was a discussion on possible options for eliminating the deficit (increase fees for one-way and two-way rider-ship, eliminate two days of the late bus – Tuesdays and Thursdays). F. Derry was asked to track the late bus rider-ship before the next meeting (March 14th).

    Topics of discussion for the March 14th meeting: athletic revolving fund, how fuel adjustment charges would impact the 2013 budget.

    MOTION: (Salomons/Hitter) Moved to adjourn. Yes vote: Allen, Hitter, Salomons

    The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

    Submitted by: Helen Campanario, Recording Secretary to the School Committee