Saugus Board to consider district budget revisions
Saugus Union School District office. Dan Watson/The Signal
By Christina Cox
Monday, July 31st, 2017

Following the adoption of the California State Budget, the Saugus Union School District is expected to review changes to its own revenues and expenditures during its Governing Board meeting Tuesday.

According to state law, the school district has 45 days since the Governor signed the annual budget on June 27 to make revisions to its own adopted budget.

Overall these budget changes and revisions reflect an increase of the General Fund ending balance of $1,405,049.

A major change is that district throughout the state will receive $147 per Average Daily Attendance.

Additional changes include revenue increases to the district’s unrestricted and restricted budgets.

Revenue changes include increases to a one-time mandate block grant reimbursement, the unrestricted state lottery funds based on increased rates, the Induction Program revenue based on board approved budget, the restricted lottery funds based on increase rates, the projected special education funding, a Henry Mayo Gran and an Arts for All Grant.

The changes also include an increase in the district’s expenditures in its unrestricted and restricted budgets.

These changes include an increase in property liability insurance based on actual payment, an increase in Induction Program expenditures, an increase in restricted lottery, a Henry Mayo Grant and an Arts for All Grant.

Chromebooks

Governing Board members are also expected to approve of the purchase of Chromebooks, Chromebook carts and services for fourth grade students district-wide.

Chromebooks will be purchased from the National Association of State Procurement Officers, carts will be purchased from the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program, and services provided based on the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) list.

The cost of the Chromebooks and services is expected to be $296,620.43.

Distribution of the Chromebooks will follow the board’s ratio of 1:2, of Chromebooks to students.

Measure EE Modernizations

The Governing Board is also expected to approve of purchases as part of the district’s Measure EE Network Modernization Project.

The first Measure EE purchase will total $71,835.03 and will be for new servers as the district moves from CentOS (Linux) to Windows.

Governing Board members are also expected to approve of the purchase of uninterruptible power supplies to prevent network failures during a power outage or “brown out.”

The power-back up systems, purchased from the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), will be added to every school site and the district office and will total $109,260.04.

Lastly, the Governing Board is expected to approve of the purchase of the Barracuda Backup Server solution from NCPA to locate all data in the event of a natural disaster.  The purchase will total $35,136.91.

Additional Agenda Items

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.

Saugus Union School District office. Dan Watson/The Signal

Saugus Board to consider district budget revisions

Following the adoption of the California State Budget, the Saugus Union School District is expected to review changes to its own revenues and expenditures during its Governing Board meeting Tuesday.

According to state law, the school district has 45 days since the Governor signed the annual budget on June 27 to make revisions to its own adopted budget.

Overall these budget changes and revisions reflect an increase of the General Fund ending balance of $1,405,049.

A major change is that district throughout the state will receive $147 per Average Daily Attendance.

Additional changes include revenue increases to the district’s unrestricted and restricted budgets.

Revenue changes include increases to a one-time mandate block grant reimbursement, the unrestricted state lottery funds based on increased rates, the Induction Program revenue based on board approved budget, the restricted lottery funds based on increase rates, the projected special education funding, a Henry Mayo Gran and an Arts for All Grant.

The changes also include an increase in the district’s expenditures in its unrestricted and restricted budgets.

These changes include an increase in property liability insurance based on actual payment, an increase in Induction Program expenditures, an increase in restricted lottery, a Henry Mayo Grant and an Arts for All Grant.

Chromebooks

Governing Board members are also expected to approve of the purchase of Chromebooks, Chromebook carts and services for fourth grade students district-wide.

Chromebooks will be purchased from the National Association of State Procurement Officers, carts will be purchased from the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program, and services provided based on the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) list.

The cost of the Chromebooks and services is expected to be $296,620.43.

Distribution of the Chromebooks will follow the board’s ratio of 1:2, of Chromebooks to students.

Measure EE Modernizations

The Governing Board is also expected to approve of purchases as part of the district’s Measure EE Network Modernization Project.

The first Measure EE purchase will total $71,835.03 and will be for new servers as the district moves from CentOS (Linux) to Windows.

Governing Board members are also expected to approve of the purchase of uninterruptible power supplies to prevent network failures during a power outage or “brown out.”

The power-back up systems, purchased from the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), will be added to every school site and the district office and will total $109,260.04.

Lastly, the Governing Board is expected to approve of the purchase of the Barracuda Backup Server solution from NCPA to locate all data in the event of a natural disaster.  The purchase will total $35,136.91.

Additional Agenda Items

  • Conduct first reading of board policies: Community Relations – Concepts and Roles; Youth Services; Communication with the Public; and Media Relations; Student Wellness; Instruction, School Calendar
  • Conduct first reading of administrative regulation: Personnel-Certification
  • Conduct second reading and adoption: Bylaws of the Board – Actions by the Board
  • Approve ratification of contract with Floor Connection, Inc. for carpet installation at Bridgeport Elementary School
  • Approve professional development for teachers and administrators on English Learners (E.L.) Achieve Assurances
  • Approve ratification of addendum to the contract of employment for Assistant Superintendent of Business, Nick Heinlein, for annual base salary adjustment to $140,133 step three on the salary schedule
  • Approve ratification of addendum to the contract of employment for Assistant Superintendent of Education, Isa DeArmas for annual base salary adjustment to $144,875 step four on the salary schedule
  • Approve USC Rossier School of Education student teaching agreement
  • Approve CSUN Teaching Internship Memorandum of Understanding

ccox@signalscv.com
661-287-5575
On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

About the author

Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.