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HSD Gives A Budget Update Following Discovered $9 Million Surplus

Plus, newly announced superintendent Grayling Tobias will give a 60 day update on strides he has made while serving as district head.

The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business.

The bigger matter of business Tuesday will be an update 2012-13 fiscal year budget. Information has been released that details how a $9 million surplus of funds was discovered in August, which indicates one reason former superintendent Steve Price was fired.

Since the discovery, an average 5 percent raise was allotted for teachers and other employees in the district.

The HSD Board of Education requested Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent for finance and facilities, present a budget update on how such a surplus could have gone unnoticed.

Lindhorst presents quarterly budget updates on a regular basis at school board meetings.

New superintendent Grayling Tobias will also give a 60-day update on his work in the new capacity. Tobias gave a 30 day update in which he outlined is plans to continue to support the district's teachers.

Items on this week's agenda include:

Reports

  • New Leadership 60 Day Update-Grayling Tobias, Superintendent
  • Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Recognition-Grayling Tobias, Superintendent and Paula Brown, Coordinator of Federal Programs
  • Assessment Literacy Strategy-Crystal Reiter, Interim Assistant Superintendent for Learning
  • ACT Plan Report-Darrell Strong, Assistant Superintendent for Learning
  • HEET Update-Ty McNichols, Assistant Superintendent for Learning
  • Budget Update-Dwight Lindhorst, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Facilities

Items Requiring Board Voting Action

  • Contract
    1. UMSL ELA - Cohort MOU Agreement
    2. Middle School and High School Yearbooks
  • Small Contract Approvals 
    1. St. Louis Community College, Workforce Solutions Group
    2. Thomas Schimmer
    3. Suburban Land Survey
  • 2012-2013 Budget Revision

Will you be attending this week's meeting?

Al E December 07, 2012 at 04:03 AM
When HSD is short 9 million will the teachers give back the 5% raise or will they remind us they have a contract. I think the logical choice would he been to refund the surplus to the tax payers.

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