By Karen Billing
At the last school board meeting of the school year, RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney optimistically looked ahead to next year as the board adopted its 2013-14 budget
“We continue to be in a strong financial position,” Delaney said.
While the district budgeted flat in property tax revenue, Delaney said it looks like the district could be seeing an increase in property tax revenue, which she said is good for not only the district but for the community.
The district will also benefit from Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to offer $1 billion in state funding to help implement the Common Core State Standards. The district will receive about $108,000 in funding, which will be available for two years.
The RSF Education Foundation also contributed $1 million this year and has committed to a contribution of $1.1 million next year, which will allow the district to hire an extra English teacher; an extra literacy support teacher for fifth grade; and make enhancements to the district’s robotics program.
Delaney took the time to thank the board for its support in always doing what is best for the students, such as making items like music and robotics a priority in the board’s budgeting.
She said the board’s support makes Rowe a “very good place to be.”