Region 1 Board of Education members expressed concern that the proposed 2017-18 budget had been increased three days before Thursday’s hearing but absurdly all vote in favor! Reply

Some Region 1 Board of Education members expressed concern that the proposed 2017-18 budget had been increased three days before Thursday’s hearing, but ultimately the board voted unanimously to send the $15.8 million plan forward.
During discussion of the plan at Monday night’s meeting, members were told two additions had been made to the budget, which now totals $15,864,919, up $370,683, or 2.4 percent, over the current $15,494,236.
One is in the area of salaries. Assistant Superintendent Pamela Vogel said that in conducting a search for a new special education teacher, the one qualified person administrators found was someone completing a doctorate, so that 2017-18 salary had to be increased by $40,000.
Vogel said the other increase involves the appropriation for the school’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation process that will take place next spring. That would rise from $12,000 to $58,000.
The $12,000 in the budget was to cover miscellaneous expenses, such as food and lodging for the visitors who come to the school to conduct the evaluation. The additional $46,000 will be used to pay consultants to assist the school in preparing for accreditation. Fullk story at the link below
 

, but ultimately the board voted unanimously to send the $15.8 million plan forward.

During discussion of the plan at Monday night’s meeting, members were told two additions had been made to the budget, which now totals $15,864,919, up $370,683, or 2.4 percent, over the current $15,494,236.
One is in the area of salaries. Assistant Superintendent Pamela Vogel said that in conducting a search for a new special education teacher, the one qualified person administrators found was someone completing a doctorate, so that 2017-18 salary had to be increased by $40,000.
Vogel said the other increase involves the appropriation for the school’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation process that will take place next spring. That would rise from $12,000 to $58,000.
The $12,000 in the budget was to cover miscellaneous expenses, such as food and lodging for the visitors who come to the school to conduct the evaluation. The additional $46,000 will be used to pay consultants to assist the school in preparing for accreditation. Full story at the link below
 

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