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Page 2 Free Press Thursday, November 22, 2012 By PAUL DELANEY S taft Reporter The Cheney School Board road show stopped by Salnave El- ementary School last Wednesday, Nov. 14. In a move away from the usual meetings held at the Fisher Adminis- tration Building, those in attendance in the Salnave library got to see bright young stu- dents do a presentation of song and dance as well as get good news on an overview of the district budget for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2012. Third and fourth grade students from Salnave and under the leadership of teach- er Heidi Hoblin per- formed for the board and guests with a pre- sentation about use of art in the classroom. The performance was the culmination of a two-year project under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Educa- tion. The district's chief fi- nancial officer, Brian Ai- ken, had plenty of good news for the board, as well as district patrons. He reported numbers concerning full time equivalent, or FTEs, as well as the overall gen- eral financial health of the district. FTEs are the number that drives state fund- ing with the district up six over October 2012 and 36 over the number originally budgeted. That means more state dollars funnel into the district. Current en- rollment is 80 students ahead of November 2011, a total of 3,850. "We seem to be in that 70-80 average per year," Aiken told the board and a handful of guests. "It's nice to be over budget than under budget." That goes hand in hand with better num- bers than district of- "We actually came in almost .100 student above that number which does drive both the funding form the state and federal fund- ing sources," he said. "On top of that our levy collection percentage came in higher than expected which doesn't happen very often." A variety of other funding sources, in- cluding reimburse- ment for technology improvements and the success of grant ap- plications allowed the district to come in at 98.7 percent of the pro- jections. The district was able to end the year with about $759,000 in re- serves. ! • "On the expenditure side we were a little concerned about the ficials had expectedloss of revenUes, slow- Aiken explained. "Weing of growthin enroll- were planning on a ment, plus we were huge decrease," he concerned ~bout the said, upwards of $2 million less last year than year before. The budget of $26.7 million was based on 3,750 students Aiken said. federal funding cliff," Aiken said. Whenyou receive $1.3 In federal funding and all of a sudden it wag just gone, that s the chff they were talking aboui." A lot of those funds supported staffing, Ai- ken explained. "We were really careful budgeting for expen- ditures last year," he said. "That meant not replacing 15 staff mem- bers due to attrition." Bond and capital levy funding sources were used to take pres- sure off the general fund, but in a legiti- mate way. "We were purchasing computers, software licenses and facility upgrades and those items and those things hit the general fund hard." Overall the current picture is almost identi- cal to the year before at 84.33 percent compared to 2011-12 at 84.4 per- cent Aiken said. "Our salaries and benefits came right in line with the previous year." Expenditures for teaching and learning and teaching support are at 70.3 percent of the budget. That's one of the few areas that Cheney School District seemed to be out of whack. The Washing- ton legislature passed "We seem to be in that 70-80 aver- age per year. It's nice to be over bud- get that under budget." CSD chief financial officer Brian Aiken a law where districts have to be at 66.67 per- cent or higher and that shows the basic educa- tion money is being spent appropriately, Aiken said. "We're over 70 percent against this year." By not replacing 7-8 teaching positions and with the loss of some classified positions, showed district-wide support expenditures - central administration, maintenance, utilities - fell from 14 percent to 13.9 percent. "While our revenues were up at 98.7 percent our expenditures came in at just over 95 per- cent," Aiken Said. So the difference means the district is going to see a small growth in fund bal- ance. "The end result was very good for us," Ai- ken said. Associate superin- tendent Sean Dotson reported on choicing in and out of Cheney schools. "We had more students choice out of the district than choice in," he said. A total of 341 choiced out, Dotson reported. "Some go to online learning and some to other districts. Choic- ing into our district, we had 141 students." The largest district choicing in was Medical Lake, our closest neighbor and we trade some stu- dents each year." Besides routine and seamless approval of a number of agenda items, student board representative Sarah Oakes presented a Pow- erPoint on a variety of activities that have taken place at Cheney Middle School. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepres- s.com. Cheney Middle School first quarter honor roll 2012-2013 ter, Siena Smith, Julian Taudin Chabot, Iliana Tejada-Preciado, Au- bree Thompson, Dylan Toler, Amber Weath- erbee, Dawson West, Brooklynn White. 3.4 - 3.0 GPA - Jenna Adams, Alexys Ansel- mo, Taiya Arnold, Ha!ie Champlin, DJ Collins- Kile, Porter Dickson, Garrett Hagel, Imelda Hernandez, Alex Hill, Colton Huotari, Joshua Hyde, Alexander Jones, Heather Jones, Miranda Jones, Vadim Levchen- ko, Riley Loughery, Ja- cob McGourin, Shelby Melton, Ashlynn Moad, William Newman, Gage Onda, Collin Peirone, Max Pierson, Josette Rivera, Feo Rust, Nay- eli Salcido-Velazquez, Jessica Spring, Madi- son Stephens, Mattrim Stow, Gavin Turner, Bryan Wyall. Seventh grade 4.0 GPA-Anna Arensmeyer, Mary Booth, Alexandra Brown, Megumi Call, Alan Coumbs, Allissa- Jane EmperL Aaron Fillmore, Kiersten Gas- per, Sarah Hagadorn, Avery Harler, Lelie Holland, Anya Howko- Johnson, Hailee Huff, Sixth grade 4.0 GPA - Tiffany Bennett, Abigail Bla- zon, Angela Borodin, Holly Flynn, Rachel Hove, Reagan Hug- gins, Jaymee Knutson, Luke Martin, Mercedes Mitzimberg, Jolene Mu- rakami, Sara Nanny, Mira Pederson, James- on Powell, Eunice Ro- manyuk, Rory Schuller, Lynn Simpson, Eliott Winters. 3.9 - 3.5 GPA - Jared Adams, Melissa Aris, Becca Ayling, Hannah Barnett, Karyn Capaul, Angelina Chapman, Devin Cook, Jacob Cor- rick, Taylar Cowles, Tyler Dixon, Abigael Dotson, Tate Draper, Bryden Esquibel, Rhi- annon Falkner, Erik Foien, Breeanna Geary, Jorden Glanville, Chey- anne Gleave, Mikhai Goodloe, Jurrian Her- ing, Jacob Howard, Me- gan Humphrey, Kalum Klausner, Sheamus Mahoney, Makayla Miller, Dillon Newbry, Jovan Norris, Sierra O'Neill, Lincoln Old- ham, Mitchell Parrish, Anthony Quiroz, Al- lison Richards, Seth Rigo, Jocelyn Salcido- Velazques, Connor Scholten, Josie Showal- Hannah Lemelin, Ten- ley Nelsen,[ Evarosa Perry, MariAnne Pol- lard, Patricik Purvi- ance, Megabn Short, Peyton Stark, Isaac Strong, Rachel Suom- inen, Avery Towey, Caleb Wilcox. 3.9 "- 3.5 GPA - Henry Allen, Cassidy Anderson, Stephanie Assonken, AShley Bar- thels, Hayden Bennett, Amos Black, Lucile Boston, Maiya Cabar- loc, Addisen Critchlow, Gillian Dorrance, Kyle Duncan, Steyen Free- man, Tristian Gar- cia, Eloise ~iordano, Kaden HageI, Jasmine Harmon, KaHee Has- singer, Dylap Hilzen- deger, Gabriel Hines, Jacob Hubbard, Alli- son Janes, Nika Kauwe, Riley Klauss, S ergey Kushnerchuk, Kaitlin Lutey, Jacob Marcure, Tyger Marlin, Ivy Mat- tila, Akourakali Mc- Cormick, Sally McNair, Zarah Meyer, Alexis Miller, Elijah Murphy- Sarmiento, Michael Nester, Chase Nybo, Patience O'Neal, Jona- Smith, Cole Smith, Noah Solis, Hannah Spakousky, Chantel Spencer, Amanda Ste- vens, Layne Teel, Brad- ley Travis, Destiny Ve- dder, Landon West, Jacob Whitaker, Natalie Wood. 3.4 - 3.0 GPA - Kyla Allen, Wyatt Boal, Dan- iel Boyd, Joseph Brig- man, Jarom Brizzee, Carson Brown, Kayli Clark, Derringer Gen- try, Niya Heiydt, Liam Hewey, Colten Horst, Alexis Kennedy, Kyle Klausner, Jacob Lau- ber, Leora Leu, Valeriy Levchenko, Andrey Lukin, Sky Moomaw, Jasmeet Punghlia, Wy- att Rosenau, Justin Shook, William Soto, Andrew Sumbatoff- Stevens, Duncan'Waite, Kendra Wells, Alexan- der Wingate. Eighth grade 4.0 GPA -- Trevor Babcock, Alexis Brooks, Melissa Daniels, Sar- renity Dickson, Colton Dotson, Tanner Foster, Jennifer Harbick, A1- annah Lewis, Kristie than Owings, Kaileigh McGourin, Michaela Reeve, Isaiah Rigo, Nanny, Eliza Oldham,• Lindsey Rogers, Ben-Anna Payne, Rylie • jamin Rose, Larissa Pease, Jackson Shaw,• Schwendiman, Aleah KD Skillingstad, Cait- • nto of the We ek " g: N • ~ ~ M4dical Lake Kiwanis ~,, ~ • ; CONGRATULATES • . lyn Strong, Carissa Tee- ters, Emma Vasecka, Anna Zook. 3.9- 3.5 GPA- Carsyn Anderson, Johnathon Anderson, Andrew Ault, Michael Batch- elor, Alecia Brooks, Cheris Brown, Hannah Brown, Clare Chien, Hannah Copeland, Jen- na Domitrovich, Eric Fencl, Thea George- Garcia, Shannen Glad- den, Cameron Hardt, Ian Hill, Drake Johnson, Logan Klauss, Chris- tian Lamphere, Alexis Lien, Delanie Moad, Houston Moczulski, Harley Moore, Trace Morton, Wendy Mu- noz-Zamora, Maken- zie Norman, Makay- la Pederson, Chase • • • • • Reed, Benjamin Riddle, Carter Rowe, Nicole • Rowley, Michael Ruot- • salainen, Kelci Scharff, Alexis Schmidt, Kyle Sewright, Veronica Sh- vachev, Isabelle Smith, Brooklyn Spencer, Hal- ey Walker, Jordan Wes- sels, Carley Youmans, Ashley Zieche, Caitlyn • Zieche. • • • • • 3.4 - 3.0 GPA- Josh Baker, Jessyca Burdick, Nicholas Casper, Joseph Cooke, Pria Dalrymple, Crystal Day, Jade Eh- renstrasser, Matthew Gill, Anya Guadamuz, Jordyn Gwinnup, Charles Harper, Trent Inman, Sarah Jackson, Duncan Lindeman, Megan Maidhoff, Tay- lor Mattila, Juan Men- doza, Joshua Miotke, Alek Mount, Alexan- • der Mowatt, Tanner Peterson, Amandalyn Plumley, Ali Posthu- ma, Bryanna Samuels, Grace Schneider, Casey Schorr, Hailey Seubert, Sara Suominen, Mady- sen Thompson, Ciara Wells, David Worthey. • • • • • • • • • • • 4"x6" PORTRAIT • Mounted in a Christmas Folder • Saturday, December 1st, Sunday, December 2nd, • • Friday, December 7th • • $3.00 Sitting Fee • Pets Welcome • Professional Quality • r owl Pharmacy, Med. 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