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RSF School Board approves first interim budget report

RANCHO SANTA FE — The board of trustees unanimously approved the 2014-15 First Interim Budget Report for the period ending date of Oct. 31, 2014.

New board president, Todd Frank, asked Superintendent Lindy Delaney if she had anything to add.

Delaney wanted the board to know that its new finance director, Roya Saadat was doing a great job.

Its former finance director, who recently retired, Denise Stevenson, was still helping with the transition, when needed.

Delaney described Saadat’s on-the-job training as impressive.

Also addressed were some upcoming changed at the county level for school district.

“The person that works with us at the county is retiring so we’ve got some transition coming up,” she said, adding how they will monitor that situation closely.

Delaney went on to say that the district hired a math specialist, an additional third grade teacher, and a literacy support teacher. They will continue to monitor expenses throughout the months.

“And it looks as if for property taxes we’re going to come in a little higher,” said Delaney, adding how they were going to take a revenue adjustment.  “The good news is we’re turning in a very positive direction. Last year our gain in property taxes was .046, very small, so this year could be higher.”

Delaney told the board that this speaks well to the whole community and the district.

Property value appears to be bouncing back since the economic storm.

She ended her brief rundown asking the board to approve the 2014-15 First Interim Budget Report, noting how they have done a nice job. She told the board that she added parts of the audit into her update since it consists of the whole procedure.

The board made its motion, there was a second, and all approved the report unanimously, 5-0.

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