Business and Finance Committee
Monday, June 21, 2021
11:30 a.m., Superintendent’s Office
Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, Jessica Wiseman, and Mark Mesbergen
- Budget 2021
Mark presented the 2021 final budget amendments for the General Fund and the Special Revenue Funds. The General Fund is projected to finish with a $3,970,515 fund balance (12.67% of expenses). The Special Revenue Funds are all seeing big changes to their bottom line due to COVID-19 and federal grants.
- Budget 2022
Mark presented the proposed 2021 original budget for the General Fund and the Special Revenue Funds. The General Fund is projected to have a $682,516 deficit and end with a $3,287,999 fund balance (10.36% of expenses). The Special Revenue Funds are assumed to be back to normal pre covid revenues and expenses.
- Cashflow Resolution
Mark gave an update on Fruitport’s cash flow.
- Food Service Prices
Mark presented a document from USDA stating that all students are eligible for a free meal. The meal still has to have all of the approved components.
The L-4029 is the report that Fruitport submits to the local townships to tell the township when and how much mills to levy the public. Every year, the board of education has to approve the report. The report states that summer taxes will be levied for Fruitport and Spring Lake Townships.
- ECC Playground and Mulch
Mark presented a letter from Pam Bergey requesting the approval of two recommendations. The first is to use some of her budget to add three pieces of playground equipment. The second was to remove and replace all the mulch in her playground. These two recommendations will be on the board agenda.
Mark presented a recommendation to get chromebooks for all K-2 classrooms starting next school year. Currently there is one chromebook cart being shared between two teachers in every building. There is a grant via E-Rate that will allow a district that can show need to be awarded a full reimbursement for purchasing chromebook.
Meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen