VISD expects to lose $1 million in state funds
June 20, 2012 at 1:20 a.m.
The Victoria school district is expecting to lose about another $1 million in state funding next school year.
The school board will get its first look at next year's budget at Thursday's regular meeting.
The meeting will mark the end of Superintendent Bob Moore's six years of work in VISD.
Robert Jaklich, whose contract could be approved at Thursday's meeting, will inherit what Board President Tami Keeling called a "lean, mean and balanced" budget.
Last year, VISD operated on a budget of $95 million after legislative cuts to education forced the district to trim about $8 million from its budget. This year's $1 million cut takes into account about $800,000 extra in average daily attendance money, which comes from increased enrollment.
Last year's cuts were offset in part by a one-time federal grant, attrition and department spending cuts.
The preliminary budget the board will see on Thursday will outline how the district intends to cover costs this year.
The budget should be approved later in the summer.
Also on the agenda for Thursday's meeting is a reorganization of the board, which could switch up the leadership positions of board members.
After a closed session, the board could also name new principals for Chandler and F.W. Gross Elementary schools.
Kim Barker, principal at Chandler, has accepted a position in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, said Diane Boyett, district communications director.
Kim Schaefer, principal at F.W. Gross, accepted a position with the Industrial school district, Boyett said.