BULLHEAD CITY — The Colorado River Union High School District board will hold a workshop about the 2019-2020 district budget at 6 p.m. Monday in the CRUHSD school district office at 1004 Hancock Road.
Copies of the upcoming fiscal year budget weren’t available last week because it’s not complete.
The state education budget was approved in late May with money for the second phase of a three-year plan to boost teacher pay 20 percent. It also provides money for hiring more school counselors and police officers, helps teachers pay for college and fund school construction, according to the Associated Press.
School district employees have been reworking the budget to reflect these and other potential changes.
After the workshop, the board will go into regular session at 6:30 p.m. at the same location.
Among items scheduled are to authorize creation of a $1 million line of credit at 5.5 % interest with Wells Fargo Bank for short-term district needs; allow the business manager, Roni Hart, to sign payroll in lieu of Todd Flora, the new superintendent, who has not arrived yet; approve sole source vendors for the upcoming school year; and secure school-to-work study program agreements between the district and these three businesses: Parkins Family Restaurant, Praise Chapel’s Food for Families and Del Taco.
New business items scheduled include recent policy advisories from the Arizona School Board Association. The state legislature and governor approving amendment of the long-time rule barring the discussion of homosexuality during HIV/AIDs education.
Another of these topics includes new rules for establishing residency within the district. Policy must be based on where a student lives and not their citizenship or immigration status. The ASBA advisory provides a list of valid forms of identification that could help a family show the child lives in the district.
Another piece of new business is a new rule that districts must avoid “denying access or creating delays in providing public information regarding records which are not restricted for release.”