Eastwood revenues get a late boost
Eastwood school superintendent Brent Welker had a couple of positive notes in his report to district residents on the school system’s financial situation at it reaches the mid-point of the fiscal year – despite a decline in revenue from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2012.
The district received a delinquent tax payment from the Wood C
ounty auditor’s office of nearly $100,000 that stems from a claim going back several years from a business Welker said he didn’t even recognize.
“Regardless, that did help the overall bottom line for the month. If you recall, after November our revenue year-to-date was down roughly $695,000 so we actually got a little better. The other piece of good news is that our expenses are holding in at down $257,433 from last year,” he writes in his newsletter to residents.
School officials will have a clearer picture of the district’s finances by the end of next month when a school income tax payment is received along with a first half 2012 property tax.
“That will tell the story on where we end the year for the most part on the revenue front,” Welker said.
The Woodmore school board recognized Ralph Myers for his years of service. The Woodmore High School principal is retiring this month.
Steve Huss was elected president of the school board during its organizational meeting and Chad Bringman was elected vice-president.
The board will hold its regular meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Woodmore Elementary School music room.
Safety council to meet
The Ottawa County Safety Council will meet Jan. 18. Lunch and networking will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Renee Goldstein, Workforce Training Coordinator, Penta Adult Career Center. Her topic will be: Basic techniques to prevent food related illness.
RSVP on or before Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.