School Board holds first public budget hearing

There will be a brief School Board Workshop this afternoon preceding the 5:30 p.m. public hearing for the purpose of adopting the 2011-2012 tentative millage.

Those wishing to attend the workshop can appear at the Superintendent’s Conference Room located in the School District Building at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine on August 3, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

After opening comments from the School Board and Superintendent, topics to be discussed include an update on the “Race to the Top”, Rule 5.13 – Zero Tolerance, Common Core, a follow-up on Board meeting time change and public comments.

The first public hearing on the fiscal 2012 tentative millage rate will be held in the School Board auditorium, in the same building as the workshop, and will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Staff will make a presentation of the proposed 2011-2012 St. Johns County School District tentative millage and budget then will open a public hearing.

Staff will request that the Board adopt the tentative millage rate for the required local effort, basic discretionary and capital improvement to be used for the purpose of preparing TRIM notices later this month.

Staff will request adoption of the 2011-2012 St. Johns County School District’s tentative budget; including a request for the approval of cell phone supplements as well as approval of out-of-state travel.

During tonight’s meeting, the Board will establish the date and time of the final budget hearing.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer

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