SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Summary of the School Board Meeting Held on June 20, 2017
NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES
- At 5:02 p.m. President Bielski convened the
regular meeting of the Aberdeen School Board in the Community Room at Aberdeen
High School. Members present were Erin Farrer, Jeff
Nelson and Jamie Walsh and along with Superintendent Thomas Opstad and 15 patrons
- Board members commented on the successful but rainy
graduation ceremony at Stewart Field.
- President Bielski read a “thank you” tribute to
Superintendent Opstad, who is retiring effective June 30.
- The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which included the minutes
from the meeting on May 23, 2017, May payroll and accounts payable, and a gift
to the District from the Quinault Indian Nation in the amount of $22,293.56 in
support of the Indian Education Program.
- Superintendent Opstad updated Board members on the projects
at Stewart Field and installation of portable classroom buildings at A.J. West and
Stevens elementary schools.
- Superintendent Opstad discussed 2016-2017 enrollment, which
remained flat for much of the year resulting in a year-end FTE of about 100
students above budgeted projections.
- Following a presentation from Finance Director Elyssa
Louderback the Board adopted four resolutions adjusting the 2016-2017 budget:
2017-03 Redirection of Apportionment by transferring $1,595,000 from the
General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund for completion of lighting and
grandstand projects at Stewart Field and installation of portable classroom
buildings at A.J. West and Stevens Elementary Schools.
2017-04 Extending the General Fund by increasing the spending capacity in the
General Fund BY $1 million to account for increased enrollment and related
expenses, athletics and activities, new instructional materials and equipment
2017-05 Extending the Capital Projects Fund by increasing the spending capacity
in the Capital Projects Fund from $440,000 to $2,035,000.
2017-06 Transfer to Debt Service Fund of $65,000 to ensure fund availability
for QZAB payment due in September.