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April 26, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights


Student Focus: North Springs Elementary
North Springs Elementary School’s Dare to Dream Dance Team performed for the board. The team of third- and fourth-grade students has performed at several school and community events during the school year.
Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on
Technology Integration and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.
Proposal: General Fund Budget for 2016–2017
Chief Financial Officer Harry Miley presented the proposed 2016-2017 General Fund Budget to the Board for first reading. District administrators proposed a budget totaling $260,978,821, which is an increase of $14,692,148 or 5.97 percent compared to the 2015-2016 General Fund Budget. The proposed budget requires an increase of 7.4 mills in operating millage, which is an increase of 2.4 percent in operating millage compared to the 2015-2016 General Fund Budget.  
Report: R2i2 Update
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis and Director of R2i2 Kevin Alberse presented an update to the board, including job vacancies/posting, early college at R2i2 and evening programming.
Report: Grant Approval Process
Director of Grants Initiatives Dr. Arlene Bakutes presented information to the board detailing the process for schools and the district to submit grant proposals.
Action: Move First May Board Meeting
The Board voted to move the May 10 board meeting to May 9.
A complete recording of each board meeting is aired on the district’s cable access channel 12 R2TV on Time Warner Cable and on demand anytime through the district’s YouTubechannel.