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RTHS prepares for more testing, plans new year budget

Posted: Friday, Aug 30th, 2013


RTHS director of maintenance Keith Lamb, right, graciously accepts the state-wide“AMSAN Green Cleaning Award” in front of the board last Monday, after receiving high marks following building and grounds testing. Superintendent Jamie Craven congratulated Lamb and praised him for keeping the building looking clean and impressive to RTHS guests. (Photo by Emily Bruns)


ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Township High School board met for the month of August last Monday evening and reviewed the preliminary school year budget, as composed by Superintendent Jamie Craven and treasurer Kevin Dale.

Craven, who has been working on the budget with Dale since spring, announced to the board that the fiscal year budget is balanced, despite fluctuations in EAV property tax earnings and unpredictable state aid, which ultimately paid up the promised 89 percent at the end of the fiscal year.

“At this time, I’m pleased to report that in all major operating funds, we will be presenting balanced budgets,” said Craven.“Due to the track resurface budgets, which were approved in the 2013 school year but will come out of the 2014 fiscal year funds and the mandatory building inspection, we’ll be posting a roughly $150,000 deficit budget,” he said.



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