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May Board Meeting Highlights

May 13, 2024
Ballard School Board Meeting Summary

Prepared By:
Stacey Noe, Board Member
Dr. Dani Trimble, Ballard Community Schools Superintendent

April Meeting Minutes –Regular Meeting
Next Meeting – 6/10/2024 – 6PM

KEY ACTIONS

FY2025 Certified Budget Amendment
A public hearing on the FY2024 Budget Amendment was conducted, during which no public comments were received concerning the proposed amendment. Subsequently, the board convened and formally approved the FY2024 Budget Amendment.

Superintendent Report
Dr. Trimble updated the board on recent developments within the Racoon River Conference, particularly regarding ticket pricing for the 2024-2025 school year. Due to escalating costs related to officials and equipment fees, the conference has decided to adjust ticket prices. High school event tickets will now be priced at $8, up from $6, and middle school event tickets will increase from $4 to $5.

High School Choir Trip
The Board reviewed and approved a proposed High School Choir trip to Nashville/Memphis for March 2025.

FY2025 BAE Master Contract & Non-Certified Staff Salaries/Benefits
The Board has successfully ratified the FY2025 Master Contract with the Ballard Education Association and has approved increased wages, salaries, and benefits for all hourly, classified, transportation, and administration staff. The Board extends its gratitude to the Ballard Education Association for their constructive involvement in the negotiation process.

2024-2025 School Fees Approval
The Board has approved the school fees for the 2024-2025 academic year, maintaining the same rates as the previous year. Textbook fees are set at $55 for elementary students, $70 for middle and high school students, and $25 for dual-enrolled students.

Class of 2024 Graduation Approval and Announcement
The Board is delighted to approve the graduation of the Class of 2024 seniors and extends heartfelt wishes for their success in future endeavors. The graduation ceremony for Ballard seniors will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 PM in the High School gymnasium. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Next Meeting: June 10, 2024 – 6:00PM
Ballard School Board Room (located in the Middle School – enter through door #13)