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South Harrison School Board Approves Budget In Close Out Meeting

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South Harrison School Board members held a special meeting to close out the fiscal year Tuesday night.

South Harrison approved the 2021-22 budget. The budget includes revenues of $2.66 million from state funding. Transportation funding will be just short of $87,000.

The district will continue to pay 100 percent of the individual employee premium for health insurance. The cost-per-employee was increased by just over $210 per month to $7,079 per eligible employee. Health insurance has been added as a benefit for bus drivers. The certified salary base was increased by $1,000 to $33,200. Administrators will receive a 3.1 percent increase. Classified staff will receive an hourly base increase to their pay of 30 cents per hour. Bus driver pay will increase by $2 to $66.

The capital projects included within the budget include a concrete driveway at the elementary school, asphalt work for the high school driveway, new outside doors at the Career Center, a new language arts series at the elementary schools, and some other repair projects. The middle school building payments will amount to about $250,000 for principal and interest.

The South Harrison Board also agreed to the recommendation to reduce the professional development expenditures to .5 percent of the Basic Formula instead of the full 1 percent for the school year. A bid of $1,676 was approved to install tile and cove base at the Early Childhood Special Education Building from Eckard’s Home Improvement.

South Harrison’s budget includes just over $708,000 in ESSER II funding and expenditures. The South Harrison unrestricted reserve balance is 30 percent.

The transfer of Aubrey Noyd from paraprofessional to a long-term sub was approved for elementary music for the upcoming school year. A contract was offered to Dora Martz as elementary music teacher was approved for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year.

The board also accepted the resignation of Cherri Delameter as a paraprofessional.


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