School Board Observation #2 - AD LDSP 732 Wednesday, March...

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Unformatted text preview: AD LDSP 732 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 SCHOOL POLITICS STEVE KIRCHER School Board Observation #2 On Monday, March 28, 2011, I attended a Notre Dame Academy (NDA) regular school board meeting in Green Bay. The school board meetings are held at 4:00 pm, after the school day, in one of our Commons meeting rooms. The meeting was attended by the majority of the board members. The school president and three of the 16 board members were absent. Its interesting to note that in the few school board meetings I have attended here, there has been very little public appearances or participation. Notre Dame Academy is a private high school and I dont have enough experience with both public and private school boards to be able to provide a reason for the lack of public/parental participation. The first agenda item discussed by the board was the financial projections for 2011-2012 and the proposed budget. The Finance Committee met earlier in the day to discuss the 2011-12 Budget. Two key areas that were addressed and still need to be determined are the cost of health insurance which is currently budgeted at a 10% increase, and the amount of tuition increase which will be determined by the cost of the health insurance. Currently the budget reflects a $150 tuition increase, but with inflation under 2%, that tuition amount needs to be reduced if at all possible. The Health Insurance Committee meets later in the month to review health insurance bids in...
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