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State school aid estimates coming July 2

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Ryan Broege
June 23, 2012
— The Janesville School Board is still weeks away from getting its preliminary state aid figures.

July 1 falls on a Sunday, so Chief Financial Officer Keith Pennington said he expects to receive preliminary state aid and tax levy cap estimates Monday, July 2.


The figures indicate how much money the school district will receive from the state and how much taxes can be levied, respectively.


Pennington plans to update the school board on the budget Tuesday night.


“We’re looking forward to receiving specific numbers,” Pennington said.


“They’re important pieces for our budget,” he said. “That’s a good foundation for us to start making decisions.”


Pennington also will update the board on the audit process, which will begin in earnest in August. Results are expected in November.


The board will review the evaluation process for Superintendent Karen Schulte to bring new members Deborah Schilling and David DiStefano up to speed during a closed session.


The process, known as a Leadership Evaluation Measurement Tool, calls for board members to file quarterly evaluations of Schulte. An upcoming survey scheduled for early July will be the last report on Schulte for fiscal year 2011.


If you go

The Janesville School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Educational Services center, 527 S. Franklin St. Agenda items include:


-- Discussion about issuing a survey of residents concerning the sound barrier at Craig High School.


-- An update on the 2012-13 budget


-- An update on the 2011-12 audit


The meeting will be carried live on Janesville cable channels 96 and 993. The meeting will be shown again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and at 9 a.m. every weekday next week.



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