Monday, June 20, 2011
The board also discussed the location of the class of 2012's graduation and bid farewell to longtime faculty and staff.
With 11 items of new business alone, the Chippewa Valley Board of Education had a lot to discuss at its Monday meeting, including spending for the 2011-12 school year. Funding 2010-11, 2011-12 According to district estimates, $145,215,360 will be available to appropriate during the 2011-12 school year. However, only $133,709,839 of that total has been spoken for. If these estimates hold through the year, by June 30, 2012, the district will have $11,505,521 remaining in its General Fund budget. In creating the 2011-12 budget, the district had to take into account a number of factors: The board also reviewed the district’s 2010-11 revenues and fund balance to find that General Fund revenues were actually $352,000 more than a previous budget …
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As the 2010-11 budget year draws to a close, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees is putting the finishing touches on the 2011-12 township budget. Where to spend and how much to spend of taxpayer dollars and state funds top the discussion at township hall. This week, Patch gets in on the discussion by asking local residents the following question: What is the most important service Macomb Township should provide? Each day Patch will share another response to the question, so check back! You can also join the conversation! Just log in to post a comment or video answer, or email email@example.com
Money will be the main topic of tonight's board of education meeting, with 2010-11 and 2011-12 appropriations leading the discussion.
A glance at the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education's June 20 agenda suggests that it could be a long night for trustees as they review 2010-11 and 2011-12 appropriations, the district's breakfast programs and numerous other topics in preparation for next school year. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Administration Building, 19120 Cass Ave., Clinton Township, MI 48038. The following is an overview of some of the items on the agenda: Compared to the 2010-11 prices, lunch has increased by 10 cents and milk by 5 cents.
Friday, June 17, 2011
We have a list of the increases and decreases parents, students and faculty will see in Chippewa Valley next year.
In addition to $2 million in reduced spending and $14.5 million in employee concessions, the Chippewa Valley Board of Education also approved further cost-saving measures, including increased fees for pay-to-play and reduced services. “We kept our focus on our students and did our best to identify cost savings that would have a minimal impact on our current services," said George Sobah, Board of Education vice president, in a release. "With cuts in school funding threatening extra-curricular activities and athletic programs in our district, we had to look for solutions to help preserve these activities. "While it is difficult to ask our parents to pay any additional cost for extra-curricular activities we felt that giving them the option …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Township trustees reviewed the preliminary 2011/12 township budget during their regular meeting on June 8.
According to the preliminary 2011/12 Macomb Township budget, the township is expected to spend some $10 million more in expenditures than it will earn in revenue next year. This difference will result in an estimated $11,716,346 budget shortfall for the township. The township board of trustees reviewed the preliminary budget during its regular meeting on June 8. A public hearing was also held during the meeting to allow township residents the opportunity to ask questions and voice their opinions on the budget. No residents took part in the hearing. According to the preliminary budget, the total expected revenue for the township is $39,413,158, with $51,129,504 in expenditures. For the general fund, which represents $8,741,893 of the …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A public hearing during the meeting will allow township residents to voice their opinions on the 2011-12 Macomb Township budget.
Macomb Township residents will have a chance to add their voices to discussion of the 2011-12 township budget during a public hearing at tonight's board of trustees meeting. The public hearing will be held during the first public comments session of the June 7 meeting. Other issues the trustees will address include a disciplinary matter within the fire department, appointments to township boards and commissions, and a temporary turn around for Hidden Meadows Drive. Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at town hall, 54111 Broughton Road. The following is a short overview of some of the items on the agenda:
Monday, May 23, 2011
Dakota High School teacher Monica Eraqi speaks on the cuts to education detailed in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed state budget.
Submitted by Monica Eraqi, Dakota High School teacher Governor Rick Snyder’s education reform plan sets out to cut hundreds of dollars in per pupil funding and replace it with performance-based pay for teachers. Not only does the governor’s plan threaten the very foundations of our education system, it is the complete opposite of what is needed to enact a successful reform plan. Rather than cutting funding for education, the government should be spending more to improve it. The state of Michigan is and has been suffering. At the moment we are currently facing a $2 billion deficit and increasing unemployment. To address this crisis, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently proposed a massive educational reform plan that he claims will not …