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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-7 .STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com New students who hope to attend CHOICE Alternative School this fall need to pick up an application at the schoolto attend a summer orienta-entation process, right fit for your child, with at 807 W. Pine St., downtown tion from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.Home Partnership and K-8 the same deadline. For more Shelton. daily Aug. 25-27. families are only required to information, call CHOICE at The applications are due by All new students who plan turn in an application and 426-7664. Aug. 22. Students in grades to begin school Sept. 3 must have an intake interview toThe CHOICE office will be nine through 12 are required successfully complete the ori- see whether the school is the open Aug. 18. O Proposal includes 547M in expenditures; new board member sworn in By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com During its regular board meeting Tuesday night, the Shelton School Dis- trict reviewed its projected $47 million budget. Finance Director Brenda Trogstad presented the budget to the board, breaking it down into each fund ac- count the district has. The general fund budget for the 2014-2015 school year is $47,026,478. That amount covers the Associated Student Body fund, the debt service fund (DSF), the capital projects fund, the transportation vehicle fund and the private purpose trust fund. According to Trogstad's presenta- tion, the district has $1.9 million in its beginning balance, or as the remainder of last year's budget. "There's a cushion here because of the Oakland Bay Junior High School roof and not knowing exactly what would be found there," Trogstad said. "All of these are projected amounts." After projected revenues of $48,134,787, the district will have $50,034,787 available. Expenditures are expected to be $46,673,677, plus $352,801 transferred out of the DSF to pay for energy up- grades, the Evergreen Elementary School roof loan and the OBJH roof loan. Total expenditures are projected at $47,026,478, leaving the district a projected ending balance of $3,008,309. "We achieved the board goal of hav- ing a 5 percent ending fund balance," Trogstad said. Included in expenditures for the up- coming school year are the purchase of Chrome notebooks because the state has mandated that all state testing be completed online, adding two vice principals and a nurse to the payroll, increasing the technology department staff, including $300,000 in mainte- nance for emergency repairs and re- moving the pay-to-play fee for all ath- letes. The district's revenues come from five sources. State apportionment is the largest portion at 52.6 percent of the general fund. The district projects receiving $25,307,748 in state apportionment money this school year. The next largest portion comes from the budgeted revenue of state funds at 16.2 percent, or $7,793,541. Levy funds provide 14.4 percent, or $6,951,756, of the district's revenues. From the federal government, the district receives 9.5 percent, or $4,568,053, of its revenues. Finally, 7.3 percent, or $3,513,689, comes from other sources such as pay- ments from other school districts, the transportation co-op and food services. Trogstad broke down the district's expenditures in two ways. The first was by department. Regular instruction receives 49.8 percent of the district's funds, or $23,227,293. Special education receives 12.4 percent of the district's budget, or $5,779,446. "The state funds for a student popu- lation of 12.7 percent in special educa- tion and we run at about 14 percent," Trogstad said. Support services such as food, tech- nology and transportation receives 23.2 percent, or $10,845,018, of the budget. Compensatory programs such as the federal programs Title I and bilin- The Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program is currently planning its permit workload for the coming year (July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015). We will be making permit decisions for wastewater discharges in your community. Permits help protect water quality by setting limits on the amount of pollution that may be discharged into lakes, rivers, marine waters, and groundwater. In addition, permits define monitoring, reporting, and other requirements. The facilities listed below will have permitting decisions made this year. The permits have been ranked in order of the environmental benefit to be gained from permit reissuance. A tentative decision on which permits to issue, renew, and which to reauthorize under the existing permit is presented in the following lists. Further Information: DEPARTMENT OF EOLOGY State of Washington If you want to comment on any permits, you can be placed on a e-mailing list for a specific facility to receive a copy when available, or to be placed on the general e-mailing list, please contact: Industrial Permits: Melinda Wilson at melinda.wilson@ecy.wa.gov Municipal Permits: Carey Cholski at _carey.cholski@ecy.wa.gov TDD: 360-407-6306 or write P.O. Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775 You can also go to our website http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/perrmts/paris/index.htnal to view individual permits. Permits to be Reissued: Domestic Wastewater Facilities (Municipal): Industrial: Alderbrook Resort & Spa City of Shelton Water Reclamation Facility South Sound Net Pens City of Shelton Permits to be Reauthorized: Municipal: Rustlewood Permits to be Issued: Industrial: Crab Fresh Pacific Aquaculture Journal photo by Emily Hanson Shelton School District Superintendent Wayne Massie, right, swears in new school board member Sandy Tarzwell on Aug. 12 during the board's regular meeting. The board appointed Tarzwell on July 31 to fill the remainder of Sue McCausland's four-year term, which expires in 2015. gual education receives 7.8 percent, or $3,665,519. The district allots 5.1 percent, or $2,388,558, to the career technical education (more commonly known as CTE). Other programs such as GearUP re- ceives 1.4 percent, or $635,072, of the budget. Finally, the district has $132,771, or 0.3 percent of its budget, for com- munity services such as the pool and auditorium. Trogstad also broke down the expen- ditures by object for the district. Certificated salaries, classified sala- ries and benefits account for nearly all expenditures. The three objects combined come in at 80.2 percent, or $37,432,181, of the budget. Purchased services such as soft- ware and technology support account for 10.23 percent, or $4,772,527, of the budget. The district allots 9.17 percent, or $4,281,085, for supplies. Less than half of 1 percent of the budget is allotted for the travel and capital outlay objects. Trogstad told the district that any grants programs must remain within the awarded grant dollars. "We don't subsidize those programs," she said. Before the board can approve its budget, it must have a public hearing for community comments. That hear- ing will be during the next school board meeting at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26 in the board room at CHOICE Alternative School. During Tuesday night's meeting, Superintendent Wayne Massie swore in new board member Sandy Tarzwell. The board appointed Tarzwell on July 31 to fill the remainder of Sue Mc- Causland's four-year term, which ex- pires in 2015. uction Services coming this September Live Recording - Audio/Video Production Studio 205 West Cota St. Shelton, WA 360-432-0784 jamesjohnsonproduction.com jjrecording@gmail.com