The Dieterich Unit 30 Board of Education handled a number of financial issues at their recent meeting. The Board approved the district’s budget for the current school year. The approved budget has a deficit of $270,742. Dieterich Superintendent Cary Jackson attributed the deficit to the reduction in money from the state, as general state aid is only funding 92% this year. Additionally, the District is not expecting to receive all four of the categorical payments it is due in FY16.
The Board also approved the closure of five money market accounts, and the transfer of funds to the remaining money market account. This move will allow the district to have more efficiency within the account.
In other action, the Board entered a memorandum of agreement with the Dieterich Education Association stating that any member of the bargaining unit shall adhere to the Dieterich After School payscale if they work for the program.