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Treasurer Report October 16, 2014.  Ohio Revised Code 3313.642 and Strongsville Board policy 6152 Different provisions regarding the charging of fees.

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1 Treasurer Report October 16, 2014

2  Ohio Revised Code and Strongsville Board policy 6152 Different provisions regarding the charging of fees apply to:  Textbooks vs. workbooks  Students eligible for free lunch  Students found by a court to be abused or neglected

3 (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section and notwithstanding the provisions of sections and of the Revised Code, the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district shall not be required to furnish, free of charge, to the pupils attending the public schools any materials used in a course of instruction with the exception of the necessary textbooks or electronic textbooks required to be furnished without charge pursuant to section of the Revised Code. The board may, however, make provision by appropriations transferred from the general fund of the district or otherwise for furnishing free of charge any materials used in a course of instruction to such pupils as it determines are in serious financial need of such materials.

4 (B) No board of education of a school district shall charge a fee to a pupil who is eligible for a free lunch under the "National School Lunch Act," 60 Stat. 230 (1946), 42 U.S.C. 1751, as amended, and the "Child Nutrition Act of 1966," 80 Stat. 885, 42 U.S.C. 1771, as amended, for any materials needed to enable the pupil to participate fully in a course of instruction. The prohibition in this division against charging a fee does not apply to any fee charged for any of the following: (1) Any materials needed to enable a pupil to participate fully in extracurricular activities or in any pupil enrichment program that is not a course of instruction; (2) Any tools, equipment, and materials that are necessary for workforce-readiness training within a career-technical education program that, to the extent the tools, equipment, and materials are not consumed, may be retained by the student upon course completion.

5 ( C) Boards of education may adopt rules and regulations prescribing each of the following: (1) A schedule of fees for materials used in a course of instruction; (2) A schedule of charges which may be imposed upon pupils for the loss, damage, or destruction of school apparatus, equipment, musical instruments, library material, textbooks, or electronic textbooks required to be furnished without charge, and for damage to school buildings. Except as provided in division (D) of this section, boards of education may enforce the payment of such fees and charges by withholding the grades and credits of the pupils concerned.

6 (D) No board of education shall withhold the grades, credits, official transcripts, diploma, IEPs, or 504 plans of a pupil for nonpayment of fees for materials used in a course of instruction imposed under division (C)(1) of this section, if a complaint has been filed at any time in a juvenile court alleging that the pupil is an abused, neglected, or dependent child or if the pupil has been adjudicated an abused, neglected, or dependent child.

7  Parents were sent letters via U.S. mail in mid-September informing them of their child’s prior year fees that are unpaid  By October 24 all parents will have received a fee notice, either with a report card or separately, that also includes this year’s school fees  Fees are due by January 9, 2015  If fees are not paid by January 9, 2015 parental on-line access to grades will be turned off Parents can pay fees by sending a paper check in with their student or on-line:  On the district web site PayForIt.net is the link on the right side of the district home page to pay fees electronically

8 Five Year Forecast Data

9  It is anticipated that the major revenue line items of real estate taxes and state aid will remain the same  Increases are expected from full day kindergarten tuition as parents are charged one-half of the teacher salaries and benefits  A decrease in real estate tax is shown in 2018 and 2019 as the district has a 6 mill levy expiring at the end of 2017 – the renewal of the levy is added back in at the bottom of the forecast

10  Salaries are anticipated to increase by a 1% COLA and step increases  Due to declining student enrollment the following reductions in force are anticipated in the teaching staff teachers teachers teachers teachers

11  Benefits – health insurance is anticipated to increase by 15% a year, other benefits by 2% a year  Purchased Services – anticipated to increase by 2% a year  Supplies & Materials – anticipated to increase by 3% a year  Capital Outlay – capped at $450,000 a year  Other Expenditures – anticipated to increase by 2% a year

12  The Facilities Utilization Task Force made a recommendation to close one elementary school at the end of this school year and another at the end of the next school year  The Board Facilities Development Committee is reviewing the Task Force recommendations and will make a recommendation to the Board of Education in the next 60 days  Since the Board of Education has not made a decision on any elementary school closings no savings from building closures are in the forecast

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16  In 2016 the district spending will exceed the current year revenue dipping into the carryover cash balance  In 2018 there will be a deficit even with the levy renewal District Administrators will begin a review of expenditures to determine possible reductions to alleviate a deficit in 2018


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