Wednesday, January 16, 2013
There's a potential $1.2 million gap in Salisbury Township School District's $31 million budget.
Wednesday, January 16
A preliminary look at the Salisbury Township School District's 2013-2014 budget shows a potential $1.2 million gap between revenue and expenses in a $31 million spending plan without a tax increase. Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented the school board's operations committee last week with an early look at the budget, which has not been formally presented. The preliminary budget will be presented Jan. 30. Revenues are projected to be $30.7 million and expenses are projected to be $31.9 million. Bruchak said the budget figures are expected to change, particularly as assessment appeals are settled, some bonds are refinanced and Gov. Corbett presents his budget on Feb. 5. Bruchak said local revenue is expected to increase by $100,…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Board also agrees to a plan to loan Apple laptops to students in grades six through 12.
The Salisbury Township School Board unanimously approved a $30 million final budget on June 15 for the 2011-2012 school year, as anticipated. Referring primarily to a reduction in revenue from the state, Superintendent Robert Gross said at Wednesday's board meeting, “Many school districts for years to come will find this a challenging atmosphere … It will certainly be a ‘do more with less’ situation.” Gross said he had the opportunity to talk to state legislators and state education officials this week about the trying times that school boards throughout the state are going through. “Make no mistake,” Gross said. “The goal is to increase charter schools and to make education competitive, much like a commodity instead of a civil liberty.” …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
School board can continue to make changes to proposed 2011-12 budget until it votes on a final budget on June 15.
The Salisbury Township School Board passed a nearly $30 million proposed final budget Wednesday that includes a 3.4 percent tax increase and leaves open the possibility for further staff cuts. The board will continue to work on the budget until it votes on the final version June 15, said Board President Russell Giordano. Prior to the meeting, the board met in executive session to discuss possible personnel cuts. While the board would not disclose information about specific positions that could be eliminated in the regular meeting that followed, Superintendent Robert Gross said, "I can tell you that there are changes at multiple levels in the district in personnel. Some will be shifted, some will be changed. Until the board really hits that…
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Salisbury school board has to cut another $100,000, will vote on proposed final budget at May 12 meeting.
The Salisbury Township School Board might have to cut more staff positions to save an additional $100,000 before it adopts the district's 2011-12 budget, Business Administrator Christine Stafford told the board Monday at its operations committee meeting. Stafford said the changes will not be reflected in the proposed final budget the board adopts tonight, May 11, "but they will be changes that will happen before the June 15 final adoption." The staff cuts would be in addition to the eliminated positions that were announced last month that included four teaching positions; one temporary position; two long-term substitutes and the reduction of two full-time positions to part-time. In addition, 2.5 resignations or retirement positions …