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All school employees to get pay raises this year

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Tessa Marguerite
06/27/2014 9:31 AM

Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

At their meeting Wednesday night, the five members of the board of the Amador County Unified School District unanimously approved the 2014-15 budget, and passed Amador County’s first Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP Goal 1 is $674,100, which is expected to help fund pay increases for all employees in the district. 

“I was surprised to find out about the pay raise at a meeting on Monday of this week,” Amador High School teacher Greg Wall told the board. He then appealed to the board to keep directing their efforts towards collaboration between the teachers and administration.

The ACUSD’s projected revenues for 2014-15 are $29,558,400, and total expenses are $28,865,528. This leaves an increase of $692,872 in  the projected ending fund balance, raising it from its July 1, 2014 total of $1,819,533 to a projected ending fund balance of $2,512,405. The Amador County Office of Education’s projected revenues were also discussed. ACOE’s projected local revenues for 2014-15 are $3,362,258, with total revenues of $9,246,763. Total projected expenses are $9,081,400. The projected ending fund balance is $977,990. 

A motion was also made for a 50 percent, full-time equivalent Jackson Junior High Vice Principal. “If we approve this extra position,” said Board Member Pat Miller, “it does not mean that we’re cutting back on the counseling.”

The board stressed the cost savings achievable by adding a part-time VP and removing the full-time campus supervisor. However, attendees at the meeting did not agree. Public comments were also made earlier in the meeting, addressing the negative effects that combining the two high schools would have on education and our community. The board meets again July 23.

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