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In Short Meeting, Board Members Honor Athletes, Approve Financial Report

Short Meeting Honors Athletes, Approves Financial Report

WFISD moves ahead with digital revolution

 

WFISD board members wrapped up a short monthly board meeting March 27 by honoring two groups of athletes and casting two unanimous votes.

 

Presentations

Board members honored senior Matt Luong from Rider High School, who was named to the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American Academic Team.

 

The following student-athletes were named to the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA) All-American Academic Team:

From Rider High School:

  • Clara Beshear
  • Abigail Hill
  • Matt Luong
  • Brandon Malone
  • Jacob Vincent
  • Matthew Spears

From Hirschi High School:

  • Allison Phillips

The students are coached by Oyvind Zahl.

 

Board members also honored Rider High School’s Keyshawna Newman, who earned second place in the State Powerlifting meet in Waco in early March. She is coached by Bill Davison.

 

Keyshawna holds three of four possible records at Rider High School. She benchpressed 205 pounds, squatted 450 pounds, and her best dead lift is 425 pounds.

 

Financial report

In a 6-0 vote, board members approved the Financial Report that covers District finances through five months of operations, through Jan. 31.

 

The report covers the General Fund, Food Service Fund, and Debt Service Fund.

 

Overall, the 2016-2017 budget predicts revenue of $138,922,651. In the first five months, the District received $78,455,180, which is 56.47 percent of what is expected.

 

The District has budgeted $166,910,796 in expenses for the 2016-2017 school year. As of Jan. 31, the District has spent $67,441,216, which is 40.41 percent of the current budget.

 

For the General Fund, revenues were slightly higher this year than last. Expenditures were fractionally lower. Revenues were 55.76 percent last year, compared to 59.95 percent this year. Expenditures were 40.19 percent last year, compared to 39.76 percent this year.

 

For the Food Service Fund, revenues were fractionally lower this year compared to last; expenditures were slightly higher. Food Service revenues were 48.22 percent last year, compared to 47.61 percent this year. Expenditures were 39.22 percent last year, compared to 40.26 percent this year.

 

For the Debt Service Fund, revenues were markedly higher this year, and expenditures were about the same as last year. Debt Service Fund revenues were 65.22 percent last year, compared to 79.92 percent this year. Expenditures were 77.10 percent last year, compared to 78.38 percent this year.

 

Consent Agenda

In a 6-0 vote, board members approved the Consent Agenda. In so doing, the board members gave the go-ahead to $1,074,982.63 in Career Education Center furniture purchases from a company called KI.

 

KI manufactures its own products and custom-fit rooms throughout the CEC with its chairs, tables and soft-seating.

 

Board members also approved the next wave of purchases for its digital revolution, including finances for lit fiber and dark fiber circuits that will allow the district to set up and manage its own digital equipment.

 

The purchases also include $450,000 in Chromebooks for all District fourth-graders.

 

The vote also included approval of the Personnel Report, which included the hiring of two new teachers: one for Kirby Middle School and one for Sheppard Elementary.