ASHWAUBENON BOARD OF EDUCATION Minutes of the Budget Hearing

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					                         ASHWAUBENON BOARD OF EDUCATION
                              Minutes of the Budget Hearing
                              Held on Monday, July 24, 2006


A.     CALL TO ORDER:

President Crowley called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the District
Offices, 1055 Griffiths Lane.

B.     ROLL CALL:

Board Members Present:       Laukka, Crowley, Aubinger, Williams, Van Laanen

C.     PURPOSE OF HEARING:

President Crowley announced that “A public hearing will be held at the time and place stipulated
at which time any resident or taxpayer of the governmental unit shall have an opportunity to be
heard on the proposed budget.”
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D.     OVERVIEW OF PROPOSED BUDGET:

Superintendent Sue Alberti welcomed everyone to the annual meeting. She thanked members of
the Administrative Team for all their hard work making Ashwaubenon Schools such a success.
Sue gave an overview of the proposed budget and highlighted some of the key issues of the
proposed budget:
    • Increase of state equalized aid by $66,176
    • Decrease in resident enrollment of 114 students;
    • Increase in open enrollment students to about 335;
    • An equalized mill rate decrease from 8.705 to 8.547 per thousand and an assessed mill
       rate increase from 9.82 to 10.11 per thousand
    • A decrease in tertiary aid from 15% to 13%.

Sue then turned the meeting over to Keith Lucius, Director of Business Services to review the
proposed 2006-2007 budget.

E.     REVIEW 2006-2007 BUDGET:

Keith Lucius, Director of Business Services, reminded people at the meeting that the budget being
presented this evening is based on estimates. A final budget reflecting final numbers will be
adopted by the Board in October.           He reviewed and explained the following information
contained in the District's Annual Report:
*      Aid calculations (Page 11)
*      Revenue limit worksheet (Page 12)
*      General fund - anticipated receipts (Page 13)
*      Budget balancing detail (Page 14)
*      Budget changes included in the 2006-2007 budget (Page 15)
*      Budget adoption format (Pages 16-19)
*      Tax Levy Summary (Page 20)
*      Equalized Mill Rate Comparison (Page 21)
*      Comparison of Equalized Property Values (Page 22)
*      Comparison of Tax Levy Amount (Page 23)
*      Comparison: Equalized to Assessed (Page 24)



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Keith stressed that these are budget estimates at this point in time. He reviewed the pay-off of
the districts pension liability using fund balance and how the fund balance is affected.

Keith reviewed some of the increases in the budget and the reasons behind some of the
increases; ie., bussing, utility costs, etc. Finally, Keith reminded members of the community that
there are a lot of variables that may affect the final budget, tax levy, and mill rate in the budget
being presented this evening and reviewed those variables. (See Page 25 of the annual report)

F.     QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS:

Keith Lucius answered questions about the proposed 2006-2007 budget.

G.     ADJOURNMENT:

Moved by Aubinger , seconded by Van Laanen to adjourn the Budget Hearing at 6:41 p.m.

The annual meeting will begin after a 10 minute break.


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,



Jay Van Laanen, Clerk




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                   ASHWAUBENON BOARD OF EDUCATION
                       Minutes of the Annual Meeting
                        Held on Monday, July 24, 2006

A.     CALL TO ORDER:
President Crowley called the meeting to order at 6:55 p.m. in the Board Room of the
District Offices, 1055 Griffiths Lane.
B.    ROLL CALL:
Board Members Present: Laukka, Crowley, Aubinger, Williams, Van Laanen
C.     PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The pledge was recited.
D.     ELECT MEETING CHAIRPERSON:
Moved by Aubinger to nominate Bob Crowley as meeting chairperson.                     Motion
unanimously carried to appoint Bob.
E.     APPROVE 2005-2006 MEETING MINUTES:
Moved by Mark Williams, seconded by Jay Van Laanen, to approve the minutes of the
2005-2006 annual meeting. Motion unanimously carried.

F.     TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mike Aubinger gave the Treasurer’s Report printed on Page 30 of the annual report.
F.     BUILDING AND PROGRAM REPORTS:
Superintendent Alberti explained that there are two reports in the Annual report each year
(current year accomplishments on the building/program goals, and the proposed goals for
the 2006-2007 school year. Sue said that since all this information is already printed up in
the annual report the administrators will not give an update at this meeting. She asked if
anyone had any questions on the goals. Sue introduced members of the Administrative
Team who were present at the meeting: Mark Sheedy, Brian Nelsen, Don Zander, Maria
Arena, Marleen Eagan, Pete Marto, Wendy Catalano, Keith Lucius, Dave Steavpack, Mike
Beno, Betsy Farah, Brad Taylor, and Linda Noel.
Mike Aubinger asked Wendy Catalano to give a brief update on where we are in the World
Language Program and the transition in the program between buildings. Wendy explained
what is being done and changes implemented.
Sue Alberti highlighted several new areas being worked on that are very important to the
District which are taking place as a result of the strategic goals developed and adopted by
the Board:
   • Long-range planning committee
   • District Educational Foundation
G.     REMUNERATION FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – SET
       SALARIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS/COMPENSATION:

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Sue Alberti gave a review of the Board salaries/compensation since 1991 and how the salaries
are determined.
School Board Salaries:
Moved by Kathy O’Brien, 1293 Oak Crest Drive to raise the Board salaries by 2% the same
as two years. Seconded by Jerry Menne, 1099 Daisy Lane. Motion unanimously carried.
Other compensation:
Moved by Kathy O’Brien, seconded by Jerry Menne to have the per diem rate of
compensation for Board Members who attend WASB Sponsored Workshops, Meetings,
and/or Conventions to remain the same at $150/full day and $75/half day. Motion
unanimously carried.
H.     VOTE TAXES SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT OPERATION OF
       SCHOOLS, TRANSPORTATION, SITES, BUILDINGS AND
       MAINTENANCE, AND CAPITAL OUTLAY AS PRESENTED IN THE
       PROPOSED BUDGET.
Moved by Mark Williams, seconded by Mike Aubinger to authorize a levy of $13,834,646 to
support the operation of the schools, transportation, sites, buildings and maintenance, and
capital outlay as presented in the proposed 2006-2007 school year.
Motion unanimously carried.
I. ESTABLISH DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR NEXT YEAR'S
ANNUAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING.
Bob Crowley explained that according to State Statute, the date, time and location for next
year's annual meeting and budget hearing needs to be established this evening.
Moved by Ginny Laukka, seconded by Mike Aubinger, to hold next year's annual meeting
on the 4th Monday of July, (July 23, 2006) beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Ashwaubenon District
Offices, 1055 Griffiths Lane. Motion unanimously carried.
J. SUCH OTHER LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE MATTERS AS MAY BE
BROUGHT BEFORE THE MEETING
Nothing
M.     ADJOURNMENT:
Moved by Williams, seconded by VanLaanen, to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Motion
unanimously carried.


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,


Jay Van Laanen, Clerk




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