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Minutes

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

December 4, 2017

6:30 p.m.

 

Committee Members Present:  Edward Hastings, Chair; Members; April Cusick, Kati

McCormick  

Board Members Present:  Tom Connors, Staci Fortunato, Pia Holmes, Kimberly Martin, Deborah Towle 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Kathy Casparius, Donna Madore 

Others Present:  Jason Bersani 

1.  Budget Preparation 

Edward Hastings worked together with Kathy Casparius, Director of Business, to come up with a different way of looking at the expense budget.  The line item format used for the public will remain the same.  With the new format, you can look at the budget figures and the detail behind the budgeted amounts and the actuals for the last three years.  The committee discussed the new format.  Mr. Hastings asked that the “current” be changed to the first column to match the audit report.  

Mr. Anastasio said work has begun on putting together the superintendent’s budget and setting priorities.  A one year budget will be presented to the board in addition to three years’ of priorities.  Budget meetings with administrators will begin next week. 

2.  Server room air conditioning 

The air-conditioning that was engineered for the server room has not been adequate to take care of the heat that’s produced in the room.  Over the years, many things have been unsuccessful and servers have been lost as a result.  Mr. Anastasio proposed having an engineering study done to come up with a solution.  The cost for the study is $4,500.  The committee agreed to move forward with the study. 

3.  Report from RKO (auditors) 

The committee went over the RKO audit report.  

The meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.