The Newburgh School District Board of Education had a budget meeting, special meeting, and workshop meeting yesterday at NFA. At the 6PM budget workshop meeting there were a few restorals to the budget due to an expected increase in State aid. Restored items:
- 17 kindergarten teaching assistant positions
- 2 science specialist positions
- Director of Fine and Performing Arts position
- 2 music teachers (this restores instrumental music at the fourth grade level)
At the special meeting at 7PM the school district budget, library budget, school lunch fund, and property tax report card were approved. The revised budget amount for the property tax report card is $228,476,702.
The monthly workshop meeting was quite routine.
After an executive session two resolutions were passed. One ammended a prior resolution authorizing legal action against the Palumbo group "to include litigation to recover the moneys paid by the school district". The second appointed Kenneth Swanson "to serve as the district's authorized resolution session representative" for the 2011-12 school year. This has to do with special education hearings.
Video and handouts--hopefully will have those available tomorrow.