The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education gathered in the High School Media Center for a work session on the budget Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein said they heard from Mary Babinet, with the accounting firm of Nolte, Cornman & Johnson, with regard to the District’s account balances, and how they are forwarded. Typically he says, they can be designated as “Restricted” or “Unrestricted” accounts.
Amstein says they learned several accounts set up years ago had not been designated for Restricted accounts and instead went into the General Fund. Amstein says “It caused an issues with our books.” The auditors he says, helped the district get those issues taken care of.
The Board also heard from District Technology Director Roger Warne, with regard to prices he’s researched for the proposed 1-to-1 Initiative, which many districts already incorporate into their educational programs. Warne, he says took a look at prices for the MacBook Air, which would be used in the High School, and Google Chrome Books for the Middle School Students.
Amstein says the Board will examine what’s been spent for technology over the past few years and see if it would be possible to pay for the 1-to-1 initiative at the High School, and/or Middle School, through as part Capital Improvement Project fund. In other business, the District’s Building Leadership Team (BLT) discussed the school calendar with the Board, and the rational for the proposal they will present to the Board at its meeting on March 10th.