Dufur Budget Committee

MemberTerm Ends
Cindy Johnson
Leona Egeland
Bert Wyatt
Bill Albrecht
Kathy Bostick

Budget Committee Minutes




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.

Budget Message

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.

Budget Highlights

  • 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.

Future Challenges

  • 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.

Budget Approval

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.