The Hermiston School District's 2011-12 budget is official.
The Board of Education adopted the $92 million budget for its upcoming fiscal year during a special meeting and work session Monday at Armand Larive Middle School.
The fiscal year begins July 1, and the budget includes: $43.1 million in the General Fund, $23.3 million in the construction bond account, $7.7 million in debt service and $11.6 million in special revenue funds.
During the meeting board members also discussed the election of new board members last week voters chose Rob Schaefer for Position 1, Dave Smith for Position 2, Maria Duron for Position 5 and Ginny Holthus for Position 7 as well as the planned resignation of one of the newly elected. The new board members should be sworn in during the July 11 School Board meeting, but Rob Schaefer, an insurance salesman for Horace Mann Companies, notified the board he intends to resign because of a change in company policy that does not allow Horace Mann employees to serve on school boards.
In other business, the board:
approved the Professional Exempt Contract for Donna Thomas as the Human Resources Manager
approved the second reading of the age of entrance policy to specify procedures for early entry into kindergarten.
adopted new text books and teaching materials for world language classes
agreed to purchase unused vacation time from Athletics/Activities Director Mike Kay
accepted the resignation of Susan Lish, life skills teacher at Sandstone Middle School.
The board also discussed legislation on food service prices and the superintendent evaluation process.