NU School Board Meeting 29 Jun 12

The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a budget for next school year. District 88′s overall revenues for 2012-2013 total $22.7-million, while overall expenditures are projected to be $23.1-million. The result of ongoing employee bargaining may still affect the budget as well. The Board also approved a new 1-year contract for Superintendent Harold Remme that is a $1,200 decrease over his current wages, to just-over $106,000 for the year. The reduction reflects a pay freeze and a 3-day furlough requested by Remme to help ease budget pressures. The Board also approved a 10-cent increase in lunch prices to help meet new federal guidelines, and changed the format of the monthly school board meetings. Under the change, the meeting on the second Thursday of the month will now start at 5pm and will be devoted to discussion rather than action. The meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month will still begin at 7pm, and will focus on action items.