Here are the supplemental materials for the regular meeting of the Hilliard school board, to be held at 7pm in the Media Center at Davidson High School.
Students, parents and district employees might be interested in the options being presented by the Administration in regard to the school calendars for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. These are accompanied by a memo from Assistant Superintendent Leslie McNaughton explaining the differences, which mainly have to do with start dates and end dates. Feedback is appreciated - to me, other Board members, or to the Administration.
We'll also be receiving an update from Dr. Bill Reimer from the ESC, who is leading our Superintendent search process.
The other significant, albeit routine action to be taken by the school board is the adoption of an appropriations resolution. This is largely a formality required by law, authorizing the Franklin County Auditor to collect the local property taxes approved by the voters, and to transfer that money to our Treasurer.
As I understand it, the law allows a school board to appropriate less money than the full voted millage, although I find it hard to imagine a scenario in which a school board might actually do that. But lowering taxes doesn't require a levy repeal effort like the one attempted in Westerville last year - it can be done by electing a school board willing to reduce spending, and therefore the amount of funding required.