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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Landings Administrative Complex

1980 Landings Blvd. 

5:15 PM

 

August 1, 2023

Public Hearing to Adopt Tentative Millage and Budget

LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Florida Statute 200.065(2)(e), states that: "The School Board of Sarasota County, Florida will soon consider a budget for 2023-2024. A public hearing to make a decision on the budget and taxes will be held on August 1, 2023 at 1980 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida. During such discussion, the governing body shall hear comments regarding the proposed millage rate. The general public shall be allowed to speak and to ask questions prior to adoption of any measures by the governing body. The governing body shall adopt its tentative or final millage rate prior to adopting its tentative or final budget.
Call to Order
Flag Salute
Statement Regarding the Proposed Millage and Tentative Budget
1.STATEMENT REGARDING THE 2023 PROPOSED MILLAGE AND 2023-2024 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Description
The 2023 proposed Required Local Effort Millage rate represents an 8.44% increase from last year’s rolled-back millage rate. The total 2023 proposed millage rate represents a 10.20% increase from last year’s rolled-back millage rate.  The operating millage is required to hire staff for the school district, pay negotiated salary and fringe benefits to staff, the cost of fuel, electricity, and other goods and services.
Recommendation

 

Financial Impact:

 

Contact:
PENNER
School Board Travel
2.SCHOOL BOARD TRAVEL
Description

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1001.39, each member of the district School Board shall be allowed reimbursement of travel expenses.  Travel outside the District that exceeds $500 requires prior approval by the School Board confirming travel is for official business of the School Board and complies with rules of the State Board of Education.  Below is the anticipated in-state travel by School Board member in excess of $500 per reimbursement for 2023-2024.  There is no out-of-state travel reimbursement anticipated at this time. 

 

Edwards:  Not to exceed a total of $5,000

  • GFCSB - 2024 Legislative Program Development Meetings
  • FSBA Annual Joint Conference in Tampa
  • FSBA Annual Day in the Legislature in Tallahassee
  • FSBA /FADSS Summer Joint Conference in Tampa
  • Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards Annual Legislative Meeting

 

Enos  -  $0.00

Marinelli  -  $0.00

Rose  -  $0.00

Ziegler  -  $0.00

 

 

Recommendation
That the School Board approve the reimbursable travel for official business as presented.
Financial Impact:

 

Contact:
PENNER
Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Millage Rate
3.PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED 2023 MILLAGE RATE
Description
Open the Public meeting for the Board to hear public comments regarding the tentative millage rates and answer questions related thereto.
Recommendation
N/A
Financial Impact:
N/A
Contact:
Adoption of Proposed Millage Rates
4.ADOPTION OF 2023 PROPOSED MILLAGE RATES
Description
Recommendation

That the following millage rates be adopted as presented:

 

Required Local Effort        2.932 mils

Discretionary Operating      .748 mils

Capital                               1.500 mils

Voted Operating                1.000 mils

Total Millage                      6.180 mils

Financial Impact:

 

Contact:
PENNER
Public Hearing Regarding Tentative Budget
5.PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE 2023-2024 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Description
Open the Public meeting for the Board to hear public comments regarding the tentative budget and answer questions related thereto.
Recommendation
N/A
Financial Impact:
N/A
Contact:
Adoption of Tentative Budget
6.ADOPTION OF THE 2023-2024 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Description


FUND

BEGINNING FUND BALANCE

REVENUES, NON-REVENUE SOURCES AND TRANSFERS IN

EXPENDITURES AND TRANSFERS OUT

ENDING FUND BALANCE

General

$102,026,866

$597,578,268

$596,841,015

$102,764,119

Special Revenue

$13,406,426

$117,381,039

$120,271,452

$10,516,013

Debt Service

$33,400,645

$40,126,680

$35,442,768

$38,084,557

Capital Projects

$126,583,919

$414,998,972

$399,182,500

$142,400,391

Trust & Agency

$0

$0

$0

$0

Internal Services

$35,725,336

$72,045,784

$84,391,997

$23,379,123

TOTALS

$311,143,192

$1,242,130,743

$1,236,129,732

$317,144,203

 

 
Recommendation
That the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year Tentative Budget be adopted as presented.
Financial Impact:
N/A
Contact:
PENNER
Board Members Comments/Assignments
Adjournment