Divided school board ties up budget approval
|By Janie Slaven, McCreary County Record, Whitley City, Ky.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Topping Thursday night's agenda was a tentative budget draft based on that proposal. But with board chair
The aye votes came from vice-chair
"I'm torn," Gibson said. "We didn't have any input or say so. It's too late to make changes."
Last meeting Gibson and Kidd questioned the need for a
Last year, the board had received a budget proposal in April but District Accounting Manager
Thursday's tie required the scheduling of a special-called meeting, scheduled for
[UPDATE: With Chairperson Gilreath in attendance, the tentative budget was approved by a 3-2 vote on May 28.]
Board members did approve the 2014-15 salary schedule, which includes a state-mandated one-percent raise for personnel.
In other business, the board recognized
Wilson, owner of
The best workers comp quote came from current provider
The board opted not to vote on insurance yet, as additional quotes may come in before the next meeting.
Prior to adjourning the regular meeting, Gibson asked to revisit the approval of the Superintendent's Report on Personnel. The report had been approved without discussion as part of Actions by Consent but Gibson wanted to question two terminations.
The terminations involved a program assistant and custodian, both classified positions. Gibson stated that both staffers were under medical orders, at which board attorney
The board next meets in special-called session tonight at
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