The District 64 Board of Education held their regular September meeting on the evening of the 23rd at Carpenter Elementary School. After Carpenter Assistant Principal Sean Degman made a welcome presentation the Board accomplished the following:
- The District 64 Board of Education adopted the fiscal year 2022 budget. The total revenue of $83.57 million was adopted for 2022 as was the total expenditures at $107.09 million. These expenditures include funding for full-day kindergarten.
- The District 64 Board of Education approved Resolution #1272 Thursday night. The Resolution declares the intention to issue $25,950,000 Working Cash Fund Bonds for the purpose of increasing the District’s Working Cash Fund. This approval clears the way for District 64 to fund the necessary construction required to accommodate full-day kindergarten across the District.
- The District 64 Board of Education approved the School Maintenance Project Grant (SMPG), a dollar for dollar state matching grant program that provides awards up to $50,000. The grantees can use the awards for the maintenance or upkeep of buildings or structures for educational purposes. A project may involve different types of work on a single building or structure or may include a single type of work on several buildings or structures.
- The District 64 Board of Education approved the increase of substitute teacher pay from $120 per day to $146 per day. This increased rate will allow the District to be more competitive with neighboring school districts in what they’re able to offer substitute teachers.