A public hearing for an amendment to the South Tama School District budget, was held Tuesday evening at the Professional Learning Room at the Partnership Center. The budget amendment was for an increase in the budget from $17,374,305 to $19,197,641.
This increase represented an increase in the area of instruction totaling $563,266; Non-instructional programs increase totaling $50,000 due to increased food costs; and other expenditure increases totaled $1,210,070 for construction projects and bond payments.
According to Mary Boege, this is a change in estimates of expenditures and will be financed from increased receipts and balances not budgeted or considered in the current budget.
According to Boege there will be no increase in taxes to be paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
No public comments were received.
Board members Michelle Yuska, Mark McFate, Ron Hala and Anne Michael voted in favor of the amendment. Member Jackie Dvorak was absent.
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Following the budget hearing, at the regular meeting contracts were approved for Brian Petullo as Middle School dean of students and activities coordinator, effective August, 2013, at a salary of $70,000; Melinda McDowell, head girls golf coach effective in the spring of 2014, $2,439; Darvin Graham, media services technician, effective June 3, 2013, at $13.95 per hour with a 260-day contract; Michelle Wiegand, 6th grade teacher, effective August, 2013, $37,127.00 and TSS amount; Rachel Kudobe, high school language arts, $29,268 and TSS amount, spring play, $2,222, large group speech, $2,629, the Language Arts position starting in August 2013 and the other two positions in the spring of 2014; Sarah Buckingham, elementary special education effective Aug. 13, $27,000 and TSS.
Internal transfers approved include: Angie Knowles currently elementary special education to elementary kindergarten teacher with no change in salary; Seth Koch whose from assistant 7th grade football coach to assistant 8th grade football coach, $1,734.
Resignations were accepted from: Nicole Mathews, cheerleading co-coach; Susan Gauthier, elementary special education aide; Connie Dreesman middle school special education aide; Belkis Diaz, elementary ELL Aide; and Deborah Boldt, elementary special education.
Board members discussed the possible sale of the elementary parking lot.