Clinton Community Schools’ board sets budget for 2014-15
The Clinton Community Schools Board of Education met on Monday, June 30, to discuss finances for the district during its budget hearing. The board discussed upcoming levies as well as the budget for the 2014-2015 school year.Supt. Sean McNatt reviewed the information for setting the millage levy, sinking fund levy and the debt retirement levy. The homestead millage was set at six mills and the non-homestead millage was set at 18 mills.Millage for the sinking fund was set at one mill, and the debt retirement levy was set at 2.55 mills.The proposed 2014-2015 general fund budget was adopted by the board with $9,693,284.31 in revenue and $10,400,673.56 in expenditures. The expenditures exceed revenue by $707,389.25.The proposed 2014-2015 hot lunch budget was adopted by the board with $411,350 in revenue and $411,500 in expenditures, with a projected year-end balance of $144,138.56.The proposed sinking fund for 2014-2015 was adopted with $215,074.73 in revenue and $253,050 in expenditures with a projected year-end balance of $222,293.49.The board approved the final budget revision for the 2013-2014 school year with $9,810,467.37 in expenses exceeding $9,567,846.70 in revenue by $242,620.67. The final budget revision for the 2013-2014 school year was approved with a final balance of $144,288.56.Also approved was the 2013-2014 sinking fund budget with a final balance of $260,268.76.The Clinton Educational Support Personnel Association contract was approved through June 30, 2015. The wage schedule must be negotiated each year. Representatives met with the superintendent, and a wage schedule was presented to and approved by the board for the 2014-2015 school year.The custodial and maintenance contract for Clinton Educational Support Personnel Association was also approved through June 30, 2015, with the wage schedule being negotiated each year. Representatives met with the superintendent, and a wage schedule was presented to, and approved by, the board for the 2014-2015 school year.The Clinton Educational Association Contract was approved through June 30, 2015, with the wage schedule negotiated each year. Representatives met with the superintendent, and a wage schedule was presented to and approved by the board for the 2014-2015 school year.The board approved a 2014-2015 school calendar drafted by the Clinton Education Association and Board of Education representatives. The calendar is basically the same as the 2013-2014 calendar, and is in compliance with state laws and contractual obligations.McNatt reported that footings have been poured at the preschool site. He also told the board that Clinton High School received a letter from the Michigan High School Athletic Association congratulating the district for receiving no negative officials reports of concern, ejection or poor sportsmanship during the previous school year.There will be a special Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. to interview applicants for the vacated trustee seat.