Board to discuss new levy

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The Stillwater Area Public Schools board will receive the Finance Advisory Committee’s recommendation tonight, which will help determine whether the district will pursue another levy proposal in the fall.

The Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) was formed last month to help study enrollment projections and estimates on budget variances for the 2011-2012 fiscal year and provide input for the budget forecast. FAC was made up of district administrators, members of the school board’s finance and operations work group, representatives from teachers’ and principals’ bargaining groups and community members with financial backgrounds.

The school board will use FAC’s recommendation to help determine whether it should pursue a new levy for the upcoming election in November.

The board also has four action items up for approval, including 2012-2013 employee benefit insurance renewals, early retirement, and releasing probationary teachers and paraprofessionals.

The board meets at 5:15 p.m. for a learning session at City Hall followed by its 7:15 p.m. business meeting, also at City Hall. Both meetings are open to the public.