The board approved the 2014-2015 budget as presented by Mitch Robison, Director of Budget Development, and set the tax rate at 0.006831. This means a tax increase of $22.24 per year on a $222,158 home (district average). Revenue generated from the new tax rate will be used to offset a charter school levy and invest in teacher professional development days outside the academic calendar, which were largely cut by the Utah Legislature during the economic recession.
Following the presentation, the board opened the meeting for public comment. Four members of the public spoke, all in favor of the proposed budget. The board then voted unanimously to adopt the proposed budget.
- White multi-purpose copy paper for Warehouse stock, Costco Wholesale, $65,512.00, Inventory Asset Account
- Purchase of vehicles for GSD Police fleet, Salt Lake Valley Dodge, $53,077.16, Police Fleet budget
- School lunch credit card transaction fees, PAMS Lunchroom, $90,000.00, Food Services fund
- School lunch program software and software maintenance, PCS Revenue, $126,070.00, Food Services fund
- 7-8 Science electronic textbook adoption, Mountain States Schoolbook Depository, $656,065.07, Curriculum budget
- VAV box replacement at Cyprus High, KHI Mechanical, $689,222.00, Capital Outlay budget and November 2009 bond funds
- IT programming services, TEK Systems, $200,000.00, Information Systems Technical Services budget
- Food Services remodels at 22 schools, Wasatch West Contracting, Bailey Builders, Copper Valley Construction, $219,521.00, School Lunch Remodeling budget
- Olympus High School ball fields modifications
The board approved a second reading of the School Community Council policy as presented by Ben Horsley, Director of Communications.