DUFUR SCHOOL DISTRICT 29
802 N.E. FIFTH STREET
DUFUR, OREGON 97021
The Budget Committee met May 13, 2019 to receive the budget message and proposed budget for 2019-20. Board Chair Robert Wallace called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Board and Budget Committee Members present were: Bert Wyatt, Steve Podvent, Bill Albrecht, Cindy Johnson, Anne Kelly, and Monica Byers. Staff present: Jack Henderson and Virginia Albrecht.
Election of Officers
Budget Committee Chairperson - Board Chair Robert Wallace requested nominations for Budget Committee Chairman. Monica Byers nominated Bert Wyatt. Bert seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Budget Vice-Chairman – Budget Chair Bert Wyatt requested nominations for Vice-Chair. Robert Wallace nominated Bill Albrecht. Monica Byers seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Jack presented the budget message, which included;
Available Funding: Major revenue sources for 2019-20 remain the same.
- Projected 2019-20 School Support Funding is $8,897 per ADMw. Enrollment currently at 337 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In addition we have 30 students in preschool at Dufur, and eight students in preschool at Celilo.
- The District continues to pursue grant dollars, securing the following grants:
- KPI – Early Learning Grant - $10,000.00 for pre-school program in Celilo Village, for the third year.
- Measure 98, High School Success – This grant will be full funded in 2019/20 at $92,500 to improve Career Technical education and graduation rates.
- Oregon School Capital Improvement Grant - This $4.0 Million serves as the match for the 4.0 Million bond passed in November 2018.
- Additional Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers. Both grade levels currently have 35 students, and we anticipate additional students will move into the district by fall.
- Full time Spanish and Music Teachers.
- An additional $70,000 dollars budgeted for technology to continue our quest to stay ahead of the curve in providing the best technology available.
- ADM – The number of students enrolled fluctuates, however we anticipate beginning the 2019/20 school year with nearly 350 students. This will result in being over 500 ADMw for the first time in district history.
- Keeping up with ever-increasing PERS rates without dipping into the districts PERS Reserve Fund.
On the horizon, the Oregon Legislature is currently working a business tax that would generate $2.0 Billion for K-12 education. If this funding materializes it will mean an additional $320,000 for Dufur School District.
Review of Proposed Revenue & Expenditures
Virginia and Jack reviewed the line item budget document with budget members. The major expenditure continues to be salaries and benefits. The General Fund budget for 2019/20 is $5,446,508.00, Special Revenue Funds total $1,429,671, Debt Service Fund is $458,070, the Dufur School District Scholarship Foundation is $1,284,750, and the Building Project Fund is $88,491,000. The Total Proposed District Budget for the District is $17,109,999.
After review and discussion of the proposed budget document, Steve Podvent moved to approve the Proposed Budget for 2019-20, imposing the permanent rate of $4.4659 per $1000 of assessed value, and the general obligation bond levy of $458,070. Cindy Johnson seconded the motion, which carried unanimously.
Having no additional business, the meeting was adjourned.