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R-VI discusses CARES $

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:57 am

A slim, four-person audience sat in on the September 14 meeting of the Centralia School R-VI Board.

Most of the meeting was taken up with discussion of CARES funding, work involved with event planning in the time of COVID-19 and an update on the first three weeks of school.

The board was mostly there. Rusty Dutton attended by phone and Board Member Shannon Dawson was absent.

Steven Chancellor, R-VI superintendent, kicked things off with a financial review “We are doing slightly better with our revenues and slightly better with our fund balance positions. It is still fairly early in the fiscal year. We did pay some heavy bills during the summer but things will begin to normalize shortly… Doing really good… We eventually go our CARES money, but they keep taking it back.”

According to the monthly financial summary, the district’s fund balance for August was 19 percent, $2,826,160 for funds 1 and 2. It was 30 percent, $4,316,801 for funds 1, 2 and 3. Total revenues for the month were $14,774,904 and total expenditures were $1,357,127

He said there is a complication between the district and Sunnydale which resides within the R-VI School district, Chancellor said. ”They are technically a private school that resides within our school district… The problem is not with them,” he said regarding Sunnydale.

“Their students are not from our district,” said Board member Harvey Million. “That does not matter,” Chancellor said.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.