On Wednesday January 21, 2015, Eric Bixby, Scott Bruns and I went before the School Budget Review Committee to present North Butler’s Corrective Action Plan. At the end of our opportunity to present, the SBRC decided to table our plan until their April 8 meeting. Our plan was not denied.
During discussion with the SBRC, it was brought to note by the liaison from the Department of Education that there were some discrepancies between our numbers and those that the DE had. These were not sizeable discrepancies, but they were different nonetheless. Several times, the liaison also stated that the documents that we sent showed that we would have a negative balance for the next four years. This was debated at length, as we believe that the documents show that we will be positive at the end of FY 16. As this is the case, I have been seeking clarification on what they are seeing that leads them to believe that this is the case.
At this time I am very confident that our CAP will be accepted at the April meeting. Regardless of what happens at the SBRC, the board-approved reductions that are in the CAP have to occur in order to get our district back to sound financial footing. The only question that is really in play at this time is whether the SBRC will give us the Modified Supplemental Growth that will assist in bringing us out of the negative.