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WARNING

BROOKFIELD TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING, BROOKFIELD, VERMONT

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

Charlie Keeler called the meeting called to order at 1:31 p.m.

Article 1:   To vote by Australian ballot on the following Town School District Officers:

                       -Moderator for a term of one year.

                       -SCHOOL DIRECTOR for a term of three years.

                        Charlie Keeler was elected as Moderator. 173 votes, 2 write-ins, 8 blank

                        Kate Forrer was elected School Director.   166 votes, 17 blank

Article 2:   To vote by Australian ballot on the following:

                       -Shall the legal voters of the Brookfield Town School District appropriate the sum

                        of $1,156275 for the support of its school for the year beginning July 1, 2015?

                         YES – 126     NO – 54     BLANK – 3

Article 3:   To vote by Australian ballot on the following:

                       -Shall the legal voters of the Brookfield Town School District appropriate the sum

                         of $29,650 for the support of the Building Maintenance Fund, which will come    

                         from surplus funds from the 2013-2014 school year?

                         YES – 146     NO – 35     BLANK – 2

Article 4:   To see whether the Town School District will authorize the school board to borrow  

                   money in anticipation of taxes for the ensuing school year. 

                   Motion by J. Kimmel, seconded by M. Maeder.                           Motion carried.

Article 5:   To do any other business proper to come before this meeting.

The present population at Brookfield Elementary School is 61 students.

 J. Merriam, School Board Chair, spoke about the current legislation that will have an effect on the budget including the possibility of removing the Small School Grant and changing how “phantom students” are accounted for. The Brookfield School Board has maintained an honest budget but not all schools do. The Brookfield budget has dropped 7% but the education tax rate will be going up due to the common level of appraisal dropping 11%.

S. McKelvie, Brookfield Elementary School Principal, answered questions concerning the siding replacement on the building and what the long term maintenance plan is. The school will have a new well drilled. The school is required to do SBAC testing on line so the school had to upgrade its servers and fiber optics. There are 15 laptops and 5 I-pads shared. Each teacher has a laptop.

With no further discussion, C. Keeler, Moderator, adjourned the meeting at 2:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Godfrey, Town Clerk  

The signed copy of these minutes are in the Town vault.