GUSD adopts annual budget, approves hiring school resource officer


At the Globe Unified School District’s regular meeting held on July 3, members of the board adopted the school district’s annual budget for the 2019-20 school year. The board also approved a one year pilot program that will allow a partnership with the City of Globe for a school resource officer. According to Deputy Superintendent Christa DalMolin, the City of Globe will most likely agree to this partnership in their next meeting. GUSD and the City will split the cost for the resource officer.

The budget passed at the July 3 meeting is based on 33 less students than the 100th Day ADM for fiscal year 2019. This is based on the movement of students to the next grade level. The budget also includes the additional teacher funding approved by the legislature. This funding is equal to $231,531.

According to numbers provided by Business Manager Trent Lyon, the M & O budget is $10,456,104 which is a decrease of $160,461 due to the loss of students. The capital budget is $1,357,689 which is a net decrease of $88,730 due to a decrease in carryforward. A summary of the average teacher salary is four percent over the average for the fiscal year 2019 but a total increase of 18 percent over the fiscal year 2018 average salary.

“We did a fairly good job with adjusting with what we had,” said Lyon. “It’s a continual process, so we will continue working through.”

The expenditure budget was adjusted to reflect addition of the teacher salary increase as well as an overall staff salary increase.

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