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Aug. 28, 2012 Regular Board Meeting

Highlights of Consent Agenda

The board approved the Consent Agenda, including:

  • ratifying the interim special counsel to the board;
  • approving  an interlocal agreement with the University of Texas at Austin for professional development and technical assistance;
  • renewing  the consulting agreement with SafePlace for Expect Respect Program for 2012-13
  • appointing Eric Mendez as chief of police; and
  • appointing Michelle Krejci as executive director of innovation and development.

First Two Days of School Report

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen presented highlights of AISD activities during the summer and the first two days of school. More information on these activities is available in the superintendent’s blog, “The Power of Us.”  The video presented at the 2012 All-Staff Virtual Convocation is available on the AISD website.

Adoption of FY2012-13 Budget

Superintendent Carstarphen and Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley-Abram presented the FY2012-13 budget for board approval.

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the revenue and expenditure budget for the General Fund, Food Service Fund and Debt Service Fund for FY2013 and an appropriation of $27,976,911 from the General Fund Balance, $582,456 from the Food Service Fund Balance and $462,627 from the Debt Service Fund Balance. Included in the approved budget are appropriations to fund a one-year compensation adjustment for all employees to provide a 3 percent increase for the 2012-13 school year.

Ordinances Setting Tax Rates

The Board of Trustees unanimously adopted:

  • the ordinance levying ad valorem tax and setting tax rate for maintenance and operation of AISD’s public schools for tax year 2012; and
  • the ordinance levying ad valorem tax and setting tax rate in order to provide a sinking fund to pay principal and interest on AISD’s bond indebtedness for tax year 2012.

The district’s tax rate for maintenance and operations (M&O) remains at $1.079 per $100 value. The tax rate to provide an interest and sinking (I&S) fund for debt service remains at $0.163 per $100 value.