4/12/2012 3:39:00 PM Camp Verde school board stops district office plans
The building formerly used by Yavapai County was prepped to be the new district office for Camp Verde Unified School District.
CAMP VERDE - After getting a financial update, the Camp Verde School Board opted not to proceed with plans to remodel a building to become the new district office.
Business Services Director Janet Leuer told the board that with the current shortfall of expected revenue and a 100-day student count that was down 60 students, the district will be about $500,000 short of maintaining the current level of operations. That will be covered by anticipated revenue or reserves for now.
Board member Helen Freeman said if the district keeps using reserves, the reserve fund will be gone in five years.
The district had gone so far as to receive bids on the construction project. It would have transformed the former Yavapai College building on Apache Trail into a district office with more room and privacy than the current building on Camp Lincoln Road. Support Services Director Stacey Barker brought the recommended bid of $67,000 from Tierra Verde Builders to the board on Tuesday. The board voted not to accept the bid.
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012
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Kudos to the school board members for making a tough decision!
Government entities are non-income producing so the services that we all want and/or demand can only come from an increase in fees or more taxes.
Elected officials have to make tough choices which they can only hope are best for all of us.
This board seems to have balanced the needs vs. wants issue. Thanks folks - hope others take note.