Robbinsdale Area Schools


FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Full meeting minutes are available at the office and on our website.

Call to Order and Roll Call

Chair Green called the meeting to order. Present: Helen Bassett, David Boone, Patsy Green, Michael Herring, Pam Lindberg, Sherry Tyrrell, and John Vento, Directors; and Carlton Jenkins, Superintendent. There was a quorum and the meeting was called to order.

Acceptance of Agenda

Director Vento moved to accept the agenda. Director Tyrrell seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Request for Approval of 2017/18 Budget Assumptions

Dale Sundstrom, Executive Director of Business Services provided a presentation on the 2017/18 revenue and expenditure assumptions utilized to develop the 2017-18 preliminary General Fund budget. Mr. Sundstrom noted that the General Education Basic Revenue is estimated to increase 1% and State Categorical Aids are calculated using funding formulas prescribed in current law. Local property tax revenue is derived from the Districts certified levy. Miscellaneous and other revenues are projected at current year amounts except where known changes exist. Expenditure assumptions provide for the same staffing ratios that exist in the current year (2016-17) budget. He also noted that the Budget Assumptions were reviewed by the Financial Advisory Council on February 13, 2017. Approval of the 2017/18 Budget Assumptions was requested. Director Vento moved approval. Director Tyrrell seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda included administrative matters, personnel matters, and financial matters. Superintendent Jenkins thanked the community for their generous donations of over 41,000.00. Director Herring moved approval and Director Vento seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Director Herring moved to adjourn the meeting. Director Vento seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Published in the

Crystal-Robbinsdale Sun Post

March 16, 2017


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