What measures has the District taken to trim the budget in recent years?
Dr. Jim Rydland immediately ordered a financial audit upon becoming District Superintendent in the summer of 2005. With that to guide us, the District: Is conducting an ongoing evaluation of administrative costs, with a net reduction so far of seven positions and $575,000 in salaries and benefits. Refinanced bonds to save $3.
Immediately upon becoming District Superintendent in the summer of 2005, Dr. Jim Rydland ordered a complete financial audit. With that to guide us, the District is conducting an ongoing evaluation of administrative costs, with a net reduction so far of 14 positions and $1.1 million in salaries and benefits. Other fiscal responsibility measures taken include: Refinanced bonds to save taxpayers $3.2 million in interest payments; Hired a performance-based auditor; Obtained a $100,000 energy grant to retrofit lighting which will save up to $50,000 a year; Obtained a $250,000 emergency preparedness grant; Installed an accurate, dependable accounting system; Is monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of all resources; and Formed the superintendent’s community advisory council to provide oversight and assure public accountability.