The Navasota Independent School District approved the budget audit for the 2021/22 fiscal year at its December meeting on Monday, December 13.
The audit conducted by Belt Harris Pechacek LLLP shows a fund balance of $ 4.4 million, which equates to a reserve of approximately 53 days.
School board member Paul Malek asked Robert Belt, who presented the verification, if the 53-day fund balance was the correct amount. â€œSixty days would be a good, safe argument, so you’re not too far off with that,â€ Belt said.
â€œI just wanted to point out that the designated amounts were roughly what we had planned to take out of the fund balance with our projects that went beyond the maintenance note we used,â€ the NISD superintendent explained. , Dr. Stu Musick. .
The maintenance note financed the renovation of the sports facilities. â€œThese projects are coming to an end and are being finalized. In fact, we just got the final invoice for it today. We have $ 10,000 left to close these payments and close these projects. In fact, it ended up being a bit better than expected. “
Later in the meeting, the board also approved the use of Belt Harris Pechacek LLLP for the next audit.
Chromebook Purchase The Navasota Board of Directors has approved the purchase of touchscreen Chromebooks for Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Lifelong Learning classes.
â€œWith our digital platforms, we have a wide variety of programs for all grade levels, but for Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Life Skills students, they need a touchscreen device to be able to navigate well. on these digital platforms. Explained Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Tracy Bates.
Bates said the Chromebooks will be purchased with ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Support) funds. The funds have been provided to state education agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and keep schools operating safely and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students.
Musick said the NISD bought Chromebooks with a purchase reimbursement funding plan so that each class could have a set of Chromebooks. â€œDue to the schedule, we had to source devices and have them in-house by a certain deadline to meet state requirements,â€ Brewer said. â€œDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to obtain these devices. “
Brewer said the devices are now in stock and the district is in a position to purchase them this year. The approved purchase amount for Chromebooks is $ 101,861.00.
Navasota Band Director David Holland presented a new uniform proposal to the school board at the November meeting.
During the meeting he presented a model of the new look band uniforms. The uniforms quoted by Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield, Missouri are $ 552.87 and a total of $ 60,815.70 for 110 uniforms.
The blue color showcased at the November board meeting was Blue Coat Blue in the Stanbury color collection. Board member Jennifer Ramirez told the meeting that she was different from the traditional Rattler Blue color she’s used to and asked Holland to consider the color option.
Holland worked with representatives from Stanbury and received a sample of sapphire blue. The sample was compared to several different uniforms and shirts across the district and received approval from many faculty members. Holland said blue is an original color so it will be available if additional uniforms need to be ordered in the future.
The uniforms were unanimously approved at the December meeting.
â€¢ Approved the second and final reading of Update 118.
â€¢ EHBAA (local) and EHB (local) policies approved.
Navasota ISD hosted a Rattle session on Thursday, December 2nd at Navasota High School. The Rattle session included an information session and a public tour of career and technology education facilities across the district.
Nominations for a Navasota ISD board position begin Wednesday January 19 and end Friday February 18 at 5:00 p.m. Interested candidates should apply at the Navasota ISD Administration Building, 705 E. Washington Avenue in Navasota.
The next regular board meeting is Monday January 17th.