Personal services are salaries and wages paid by the district. Since schools are service organizations, staff costs are a significant part of the budget. Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Maintenance and Custodial, Coaches and Advisors, Office and Administrative make up the staff of the district.
Retirement and Insurance
The district is required to contribute 14% of salaries and wages to the STRS and SERS retirement systems. The district also provides Health, Dental, and Life insurance. Employees pay 20% of health insurance premiums, with the district paying 80%. The district has a self-funded Health Insurance program. Although some of a current excess reserve from a prior 22% increase is being returned in the form a monthly premium skip, health insurance costs continue to be a real concern to the budget.
Purchased Services includes utilities, maintenance and repairs, copier lease, postage, legal, bus repairs, data processing, tuition, curriculum, special education, and Treasurer services. Tuition is a significant charge to services from charter and community school students, as well as special education tuition.
Supplies and Materials
Included in this category are textbooks, instructional materials, library books, maintenance and cleaning supplies, office supplies, bus fuel, bus tires and replacement parts.
This includes major building repairs and upgrades, furniture, computers, and buses. Most of capital outlay is expended from a District permanent improvement fund.
Other expenditures consists mostly of County Auditor and State department tax administrative fees, as well as yearly audit fees and liability insurance.