appeals budget order
Cathy May, Contributing Writer
At the Jac-Cen-Del School Board meeting Superintendent Bill Narwold
advised the 2007 budget order was received from the Department of
Local Finance. Jac-Cen-Del is appealing and awaiting the results.
Treasurer Ruth Ann Peetz reported she had received some excise tax
($92,374.75) and property tax ($78,002.08) from the county. Also,
she received reimbursement from Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn Special
Education for teachers who were paid by Jac-Cen-Del in the amount
Peetz advised the board of the new accounting system numbers, which
will be in place January 1, 2008. This is a complete overhaul of
all fund numbers, appropriations, line numbers and revenue account
numbers. These new numbers will be breaking down cost by building,
positions, benefits, etc. This new accounting method will take hours
to enter into the computer and will mean the new budget for 2008
will need to be entered by hand.
The treasurer received the recent audit rulings by the State Board
of Accounts. There were no exceptions to the audit for the corporation,
which was a first, but a few minor suggestions for improvement for
the high school and elementary school. These items will be discussed
later with the building principals.
Jennifer Prince was hired as an English teacher for the Jr./Sr.
high school. Three special education teachers were hired: Andrea
Carroll, Lisa Hughes, and Sarah Jaisle. Homebound teachers, Jump
Start teachers and elementary extracurricular positions were approved.
Elementary school Principal Leanna Phillippe said the Relay for
Life team collected more than $10,600. She thanked Sue Bunselmeier
and Carol Volz, who co-chaired the event.
Phillippe advised the medical information cards will be distributed
along with a new emergency information card to be completed by the
parents. She said goals for the elementary students will create
work that students find engaging and challenging. This work will
be based on the Indiana Academic Standards.
Superintendent Narwold recognized the baseball team, softball team
and several students in the spring sports for their accomplishments.
He advised graduation went very well. The 6th grade trip to Chicago
was a huge success with the students. Dedra Montgomery received
the I Caught You award for the month. She was interim
athletic director during Mark Myers illness.
All five members of the board were present: Deanna Young, Charles
Hughes, Paul Hardy, John Billman and Kathleen Dickman.
The next regular meeting of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board of Trustees
will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the JCD Jr. Sr.
High School Cafeteria. It will be the organizational meeting for