Much to the surprise of Clay Community School (CCS) board members and Business Affairs Director Mike Fowler, no one approached the board to suggest changes for the 2012 CCS budget.
School officials met in a special session Tuesday, in the North Clay Middle School Media Center, to give community members the opportunity to provide input and voice opinions, but no one attended the meeting.
"We have to hold a meeting to give community members a chance to comment before it's approved," Fowler said. "It is a tax on their property.
This is a very status quo budget. Most of it concerns standard maintenance issues and involves renovations for the secondary schools, since most of the elementaries have already had theirs."
Board members plan to approve the 2012 budget during a special session Monday, Sept. 12, which will also be at the media center.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
In other school board news,
* Board members unanimously approved a motion made by Amy Burke Adams to allow Forest Park Elementary staff to administer a survey to parents as part of the Indiana Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant Program the corporation received,
* CCS administrative faculty will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise based on current pay and a one-time stipend check, which will be 2 percent of their final 2011-12 salary, and
* CCS administrative clerical staff members will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise based on their current hourly pay rate and a 2 percent one-time stipend of their hourly rate, times the number of hours they are expected to work.
The board meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month.
Its next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the North Clay Middle School Media Center.