Senate Minutes/ January 19, 2010
Attending: Miyata, Jones, Balint, Sylver, Tristan Lee (student), Padilla, Tarleton, Hudson, Greenway, Scott, Overlie
Agenda: Levy & Nathan Hale Budget
Levy: A school levy is on the ballot every three years. There are two major types of levies
· Operations: 80% government funded and 20% school levy
· Capital Levy: A. BTA (Building, Technology and Academics)
B. BEX (Building Excellence)
This year both types (Operations and BTA) will be on the Feb 9th ballot. Dr. Hudson will email all staff to inform them of this and address the issue at the PTSA meeting on the 20th.
Nathan Hale Budget: It appears that last year we did not leave enough monies in the budget for stipends. Currently there is $16,000.dollars budgeted for stipends however we need to make up an additional $16,000. The $1500 per department that was originally allotted now needs to be used to make up the difference. If a department truly needs something they need to see Dr. Hudson.
Most departments have self help money and Joyce Ask is working on separating out how much each department has to spend.
The Seattle Public School District has a projected budget shortfall of 50 million dollars for the next school year. They anticipate eliminating the gap by cutting 6 million dollars from downtown operations, 6 million dollars from schools and 38 million dollars from ending programs. This means that there will be major cuts throughout the district.
Meeting adjourned at 3:43