Frazier School District ran at a loss during 2011-12, audit finds
By Rachel Basinger
Published: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The Frazier School District received a little bad news on Thursday when Cypher & Cypher presented its findings for the 2011-12 audit.
As expenses exceeded revenues during the period, the district ran a fund loss.
Business Manager Kevin Mildren said the loss was because of “higher than anticipated special education and personnel expenses.”
The general fund actual expenditures were $543,541 over budget. The general fund actual revenues were $67,354 over the budgeted revenues.
However, the audit report showed no instances of noncompliance with laws and regulations and no significant deficiencies.
Mildren said the district looks to be in good shape financially this year.
“Through the first six months, we are ahead of budget, although there might be some challenges,” he said. “But as of right now, we're OK.”
In other board business, the board approved the Program of Studies for the 2013-14 school year. The program has been revised to align with the state's common core standards.
Directors hired Jo Beth McKee with the Intermediate Unit to help with the district's curriculum writing as long as the IU honors the work that high school principal Chris Sefcheck and middle school principal Michael Turek have done.
Directors approved a request submitted by the IU to operate a high school-level autistic classroom for the 2012-13 school year with a rental cost of $1,500 for the school term payable in two equal installments.
The board accepted the resignation of technology aide David Auria and hired Michael McGee of Hopwood as a part-time technology aide, effective Feb. 11, for no more than 20 hours a week at $12.72 an hour.
Directors approved the 2013-14 general operational budget for the Intermediate Unit 1 with expenditures in the amount of $2,024,659 with Frazier's contribution being $9,645.30.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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