Thursday, February 28, 2013
Although the Board of Education is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars less in the proposed 2013-14 budget, federal sequestration could cause a rise in costs for taxpayers.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education has presented a preliminary budget at the past two board meetings, which included anticipated revenue and expenditures that could mean a 1.7 percent increase for Scotch Plains residents and a 2.11 percent increase for Fanwood residents, however this is reliant on whether or not state funding is cut due to sequestration. School Board President Trip Whitehouse made it clear that although percentages could go up on average, the board is spending less money overall, it is just a matter of state funding, which the board will get the final numbers of on Feb. 28. Business Administrator Deborah Saridaki said it was recommended that due to the potential federal sequestration that the board only budget …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The board will discuss renewing the Everyday Math program, as well as the 2013-2014 district budget on Feb. 14.
Thursday, February 14
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education. SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION Open Agenda Meeting February 14, 2013 7:30 p.m. Executive Session / 8:00 p.m. Public Session Open Meeting Agenda February 14, 2013 BOARD PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT: The New Jersey Open Public Meeting Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Scotch Plains- Fanwood Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be published by having the date, time and place thereof posted at the Board of Education …
Monday, January 28, 2013
At the Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting a tentative budget of the special education department was presented.
The tentative Special Education Budget for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District was presented at the Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting by Business Manager Deborah Saridaki and Special Education Director Thomas Beese. Saridaki took the lead on the tentative special education budget presentation, the first of three budget presentations that will be presented to the public at a board meeting. The Special Education budget makes up around 20 percent of the entire Board of Education’s budget, Saridaki said and this year the tentative amount allotted is $18,214,874. For the 2012-2013 school year the budget for special education was $17,876,206. Beese noted that the increase is due to an increase in costs from the service delivery program…