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Falls City school board reviews revenue and spending
by Bain Serna
Dec 02, 2012 | 1668 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FALLS CITY – The Falls City Independent School District (FCISD) board of trustees examined charts that related financial figures of the district’s General Operating Fund for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, during the Nov. 14 regular school board meeting.

Two pie-graphs were put together by Superintendent Linda Bettin, Technology Coordinator Pat Startz, and Business Manager Teri Crawford for the purpose of reporting financial transparency of both expenditures and revenues for the 2011-2012 fiscal year to school board members and also the general public.

“One of our board members actually saw the same type of report done for Irving ISD and he brought it to us to see if we could maybe do something like that for our district,” said Teri Crawford. “It was a good idea so we got it done for FCISD. It makes it an easier way for the general public to see where our money comes from and how it is spent. It’s another way to show our finances, maybe an easier and clearer way for our board to look at it.”

The pie-graph relating to revenue showed the total revenue for the district for the 2011-2012 fiscal year to be at $3,718,301, with the various percentages from that dollar amount as follows:

•38 percent of total revenue came from Local Property Taxes.

•1 percent of total revenue from Local Extracurricular. These includes revenue from events such as gate receipts from sports events, among other extracurricular activities.

•2 percent of total revenue from Local Other. This is small revenue from things such as donations, gifts, vending machine sales, etc.

•54 percent from State Revenue.

•5 percent from Federal Revenue.

The other pie-graph related total expenditures for the 2011-2012 fiscal year to be at 3,147,222, with various percentages from that dollar amount as follows:

•54 percent of total expenditures went to Instruction. These are expenses for things such as teachers salary, classroom supplies, library, C-Scope curriculum, among others.

•5 percent of total expenditures went to Instructional Leadership. These are expenses for the Region 3 and Region 20 Educational Service Centers used by the district, professional development, travel, consultation services, contracted services, curriculums, various school administration supplies, etc.

•14 percent of total expenditures went to Student Support Services. These were for things such as pupil transportation, health services, counseling services, Region 3 services, testing materials, and supplies.

•7 percent of total expenditures went to Administrative. These were for expenses relating to tax collection, audit services, contracted services, secretaries, and payroll clerk.

*11 percent of total expenditures went to Support Services. These were for maintenance, upkeep, and operations of school buildings; website management, data processing, security cameras, drug dog, etc.

•6 percent of total expenditures went to Extracurricular.

•1 percent of total expenditures went to Debt (excluding bond debt). This was related to the purchase of school buses.

•2 percent of total expenditures went to Intergovernmental Charges.
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