Salem school district uses unspent funds at end of school year for purchases, improvements
Some of that money will be used to purchase additional whiteboards, paper, a new firewall for the high school’s computer system, and help pay for some potential drainage improvements at the North Salem Elementary School.
“We had projected an unreserved fund balance of approximately $1.3 million, so we had a bit more revenue than we had anticipated back in the fall,” said Delahanty.
“That leaves a remaining unreserved fund balance of $130,000 that will allow us to purchase some items that are now priorities without falling below the $1.2 million,” said Delahanty.
Campbell suggested cutting the money set aside for paper in half, leaving about $12,000 for potential work at the North Salem School.
“We can still take advantage of the (current) bid price if we purchase before July 1,” said Delahanty. “After that, we do not know what the price will be, but we anticipate there will be an increase. We can reduce the amount of paper if that is a concern.”The board agreed with Campbell’s recommendation to reduce the paper purchase to about $22,000, leaving a balance available for the potential drainage work.
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