Public Meeting Minutes: August 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM - BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR PATRONS

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August 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM - BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR PATRONS Minutes

August 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM - BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR PATRONS
1. OPENING PROCEDURES
Rationale: 

COPY OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT: The Board of Education makes available at least one current copy of the Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room at a location accessible to members of the public. The Act is posted on the south wall of the meeting room.

ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS: The Arlington Board of Education reserves the right to adjust the order of items on this agenda.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SPEAK DURING PUBLIC FORUM: 

Getting Started: When it is your turn to speak during the public forum portion of the agenda, please come forward, sign your name and address on the sign-in sheet and state your name to the Board of Education. 

Time Limit: You may speak only one time and must limit comments to 5 minutes or less.  

Personnel or Student Topic: If you are planning to speak about a personnel or student matter involving an individual, please understand that our policies require that such concerns initially be directed to the administration for consideration. Board members will generally not respond to any questions you ask or comments you make about individual staff members or students. You are cautioned that slanderous comments are not protected just because they are made at a board meeting.  

General Rules: Please remember that this is a meeting of the Board of Education held in public for conducting the business of the Board of Education. Offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.

1.1. Call Meeting to Order
Discussion:  President Dwyer called the workshop to order at 7:00 p.m.
1.2. Roll Call
Discussion:  Also present was superintendent, Lynn Johnson.
1.3. Pledge of Allegiance
2. WELCOME TO GUESTS AND PUBLIC FORUM
3. AGENDA ITEM(S):
3.1. Discuss and Consider the 2015-2016 budget.
Discussion:  Board President Mike Dwyer welcomed the public to the budget workshop. Vice President O'Daniel shared that this workshop was developed to afford community members and board members the opportunity to see the proposed budget and ask questions prior to September budget hearings. At this time, the Finance committee is suggesting that the levy will be reduced from $1.137671 to $1.103582 next year while still addressing facility and educational needs. Patron questions were asked and answered during the presentation and discussion.
4. ADJOURN
Discussion:  The workshop was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.
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