Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Neshaminy School Board approved a proposal preliminary budget Tuesday night for the 2013-14 school year.
In accordance with Act 1, the Neshaminy School Board unanimously approved the proposed preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year Tuesday night. The budget currently has a $11,439,001 deficit. Superintendent Robert Copeland assured the community that this is "very preliminary" and that he and district administrators will be taking a new approach to putting together the budget -- an approach he is bringing from his experience in previous school districts. "We’re taking a very close look at every single department and budget item," he stated, adding that he and the administration "really scrubbed the budget very thoroughly." "What you see here is a first run. We still have a lot of work to do," Copeland said. Business administrator …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Neshaminy School Board will meet Tuesday night and consider approving a preliminary budget for the next school year.
The Neshaminy School Board will begin its budget process Tuesday night by considering approving a proposed preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year. This is just an initial step in adopting a final budget and being done in accordance with Act 1. The budget will be a topic of discussion at board meetings until a final budget it adopted by the end of June 2013. In addition, at Tuesday's work session, the school board will consider approving two overnight trips. Superintendent Robert Copeland will give his report, which is typically announcing good news within the district. The meeting will be held at Maple Point Middle School at 7 p.m. Visit the Neshaminy School District website to view the full agenda for the meeting.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Board of Supervisors approved the township's 2013 preliminary budget Wednesday night.
Following several months of budget workshops, the Lower Southampton Board of Supervisors announced that the preliminary 2013 budget features no tax increase for residents. In addition, board chairman John McMenamin announced that township seniors 65 years and older will receive a sanitation rebate of $50 next year, which is an increase of $30 from 2012. Other than no tax increase and a increase in seniors' sanitation rebate, finance director Robert Butts said that the only major change in the budget from 2012 to 2013 is that there is a "redistribution of millage across the funds." In the 2013 budget, the township is predicting about $8.7 million in total expenditures and $8.4 million total revenue, which creates a $332,840 deficit. The …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Lower Southampton Board of Supervisors will consider approving the preliminary 2013 operating budget Wednesday night.
When the Lower Southampton Board of Supvisors meet Wednesday night, its members will consider approving the preliminary 2013 annual operating budget. They will also consider approving the preliminary capital fund reserve fund budget, sewer capital fund reserve fund budget, library capital fund reserve fund budget and operating reserve fund budget. In addition, the board will hold a hearing for an ordinance that would establish regulations for pawn brokers and dealers of precious metals, antiques and second hand items. This ordinance would help prevent stolen items from being sold at pawn shops and similar businesses. The board's meeting will be held at the township building and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Click here to view the full agenda for…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m.
The Neshaminy School Board will convene at 7 p.m. tonight at Maple Point Middle School to consider approving the final 2012-2013 budget. This meeting was rescheduled from June 19 to give district administrators more time to prepare the final budget for approval. The school board will also consider approving new and revised board policies, including the acceptable use of computers, network, Internet, electronic communications and technical services policy; the employment background check policy; and the child abuse reporting policy. In addition, the board will appoint a representative for the health consortium panel. The board will also consider a motion to commit a portion of the fund balance to the future pending PSERS funding crisis. …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board's June 19 meeting has been rescheduled.
The Neshaminy School Board was scheduled to meet June 19 for the final school board meeting of the school year, however that meeting has been rescheduled for June 26 at 7 p.m. in Maple Point Middle School. The meeting was rescheduled to allow more time for district administrators to prepare the final 2012-2013 budget for the board's approval. State law mandates that school districts must approve a final balanced budget by June 30.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Due to budget cuts, 15 Neshaminy teachers may lose their jobs.
In the past several Neshaminy School Board meetings, Superintendent Louis Muenker has made budget cut suggestions to the board ranging from eliminating the district's alternative school, The Learning Center, to forgoing purchases. PHOTOS: Neshaminy Teachers Hit the Picket Lines School Board President Ritchie Webb confirmed to Patch that a number of teaching positions could be eliminated should the board accept Muenker's suggestions. Webb said that the school district notified 15 district employees Friday that they will not be offered employment for the next school year due to budget cuts. Read more: NSB Explains Decision Not to Negotiation this Weekend "There is no easy way to lay off an employee, however, most would agree that it is …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Neshaminy Superintendent Louis Muenker made more cost saving recommendations for the 2012-2013 budget.
Similar to the past two school board meetings, Superintendent Louis Muenker announced recommendations to help balance the 2012-2013 budget Tuesday evening. Read more: NFT 'Hopeful' Arbitration Will Spark Serious Negotiations Muenker's recommendations to date would bring the 2012-13 budget deficit to approximately $7.4 million. At Tuesday's board meeting, Muenker said that the district has worked with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit to find a savings of $896,783. However, the school board approved a contract for for special education services from the BCIU for 2012-2013, which will cost the district more than $10 million. The school district is legally required to provide special education and related services to children from pre-school…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Neshaminy Superintendent Louis Muenker continued making suggestions to reduce the 2012-13 budget deficit.
Following his controversial suggestion to close Neshaminy's alternative school, The Learning Center, Neshaminy School District Superintendent Louis Muenker continued making suggestions of budget cuts to reduce the deficit. The various program, staffing and administration cut recommendations he made at the previous school board meeting would bring the $14 million deficit to approximately $9.4 million. Read more: VIDEO: School Board Rejects 'Unaffordable' Arbitration Report Muenker stated that the district's business department was able review its budget and find a reduction of $286,735 in line items. The technology department was also able to reduce its budget by $390,812. After reviewing its summer school program, the curriculum and …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Neshaminy School Board will discuss the 2012-13 budget and the details of the arbitrator's report tonight.
The 2012-2013 budget and the state-appointed arbitrator's findings are expected to be topics of discussion at tonights Neshaminy School Board meeting. The board will meet at Maple Point Middle School tonight at 7:30 p.m. Read more: Neshaminy Receives Arbitration Report According to the agenda posted on the school district website, the school board will consider approving the 2012-2013 proposed final budget in accordance to Pennsylvania School Code. School Board President Ritchie Webb previously told Patch that the that Pennsylvania law mandates school boards to publicly disclose the budgeting process throughout the year and that this requires them to publish whatever details they have based on information available at that moment. Read …