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Dist. 84 hears audit report

November 9, 2012
By Fritz Busch - Staff Writer , The Journal

SLEEPY EYE - The District 84 Board of Education received a 2011-2012 audit presentation Thursday from Eide Baily representative Joe Stenzel.

The 44-page document reported the district's fund balance fell $641,855 at end of the period. The district's $6,836,203 budget included $4,541,766 from district and state taxpayers, $3,820,238 in unrestricted state aid and $721,528 in property taxes.

"You have good fiscal management," Stenzel said. "You did an excellent job rectifying discrepancies."

Levy referendum

Superintendent John Cselovszki said he was pleased with last Tuesday's high voter turnout and an increasing number of voters that favored the school referendum, which he plans to put back on the ballot with the same $500-per-pupil figure next fall.

"We had 29 percent yes votes two years ago, 34 percent last year and nearly 44 percent this year," Cselovszki said. "I already got a call from a woman who said she wanted to know what she could do to support next fall's referendum."

In other action, the board accepted:

Donations of $4,606 from the Sleepy Eye Basketball Boosters for various basketball programs and $1,000 from the Sleepy Eye Lions Club for Sleepy Eye Public School and Sleepy Eye St. Mary's student transportation to Biztown in the Twin Cities.

A 2012-2013 school year snow removal quote from S&J Construction and Masonry. Charges are $90 an hour for a payloader, $60 an hour for a skidloader and shoveling sidewalks, $40 a yard to haul gravel and sand for school property lots and $30 an hour for truckloads.



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