2) Spending freeze on all non-discretionary expenditures (maintenance, professional development, certain instructional supplies and technology) to ensure the 2014-2015 budget is financially sound;
3) Absorption of personnel positions due to attrition and redeployment of staff resulting in savings on salaries;
4) Assessments for development of special education programs (saves on outplacement tuition and transportation costs but also allows students to stay with their Somerset peers).
5) Identified and implemented enhancement to the bus route system, residency requirements, and food service program.
The School Dept. will ask voters to approve the 4 articles proposed (which need 9/10ths of the vote to be approved):
1.) To appropriate the sum of $373,414.11, to pay bills from Fiscal Year 2014;
2.) To appropriate the sum of $51,173.60, to cover the Fiscal Year 2014 deficit for the Food Service Program.
3.) To appropriate the sum of $69,116.33 to pay various vendors for the Food Service Program.
4.) To appropriate the sum of $17,568 to pay various vendors for services received in fiscal year 2012-2013.