By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Finances appear to be in good shape at Wauseon Exempted Village School District.
The Board of Education met Thursday at noon to handle a few items of business and heard from interim Treasurer Ted Penner about finances for this year and the future.
The board also discussed some personnel moves and made decisions on overnight trips for students.
The district will have a spending budget of $21.085 million for 2016-17, Penner said. He asked the board to approve it so it would be one less task for the new hire.
The general fund accounts for $16.4 million of the appropriations for the 1,900-student district. Nearly $2 million will go for bond retirement and $943,682 for food service.
The plan will be updated in May.
The five-year forecast shows positive balances through Fiscal Year 2021. The first two years are solid, Penner said, but the later years are a guess based on known information.
Those numbers will likely change after the next session of the legislature and the new governor has their say.
The board approved salary adjustments for teachers Michelle Winters (lower step) and Brandon Schroeder (higher step).
Sherryann Franks was approved as a substitute bus driver, effective July 21. Kyle Storrer and Chris Thomas were approved as van drivers.
aThe high school Chorale and Acapella Choir’s request to attend the Collegiate Clinic and Veterans Performance in New Orleans was approved. The trip is for April 26-30 and involves 38 students and chaperones.
The FFA club had its request to attend the national convention in Indianapolis was approved. Twenty students could go from Oct. 19-22.
The trips are being paid through money the students pay, donations and other avenues. The school works with students so no one is left behind.
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