School Board discusses 2014 budget

By on January 23, 2013

by Mary Parrilli
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members and administration on Monday discussed the budget for fiscal year 2014.

Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business, made a presentation to the board, asking for authorization to begin preparations for the budget.

“We believe we can balance the budget without any large-scale reduction in staff,” Fuchs said.

Fuchs also commented that there will be a need to repurpose and reallocate resources. There may also be a need to move around some positions, but only within the Kaneland
Education Association guidelines.

A document from Superintendent Jeff Schuler states that the administration is currently in the process of reviewing all expenditures, as well as identifying any new needs that are aligned with school improvement and strategic goals.

“The purpose of this review is to identify and prioritize needs within the district so that all district resources are used to maximize the quality of education for Kaneland students,” he said.

Fuchs presented the budget calendar to the board, noting that the administration is on schedule and intends to follow the calendar without change.

According to the calendar, the budget is slated to be finalized and adopted by the School Board by Sept. 9, 2013.