• Governing board approves PROP. 123 funds for 16/17

    The Higley Unified School District approved Wednesday evening the use of Prop. 123 funds for the 2016/17 school-year. The voter-approved measure provided $1.6 million to the district for FY16 and $1.06 million for FY17.

    A district committee presented to the board last spring a recommendation on how the funds be allocated.

    The board approved the use of last year’s allocation for increased compensation, the No. 1 ranked item on the committee’s list. The district completed disbursement of the funds this summer in the form of stipends to staff.

    For FY17, the board approved Wednesday, Sept. 28, the use of the funds in the following areas:

    Continued longevity,
    Teacher supplies,
    Supply budget increase,
    Technology to enhance classrooms,
    Custodians,
    Stipends for lead teachers/department heads (all levels),
    Independent reading program,
    Fine arts supply budget, and
    Grounds/beautification.
     
    Breakout Details

    FY2015-2016 Prop. 123
    $1,630,015.04
    Increased compensation
    $1,632,000.00
    Overage from FY2015-2016
    $(1,984.96)
    Statewide Appropriation (% of $50M)
    $497,001.07
    FY2016-2017 Prop 123
    $566,985.48
    Total Funds Available for FY2016-2017
    $1,062,001.59
    Continued longevity
    $200,000.00
    Teacher supplies
    $50,000.00
    Supply budget increase
    $50,000.00
    Technology to enhance the classroom
    $75,000.00
    Custodians
    $65,000.00
    Stipends for lead teachers/dept. heads (all levels)
    $50,000.00
    Independent reading program
    $90,000.00
    Professional development/tuition reimbursement
     -
    Fine Arts supply increase
    $35,000.00
    Groups - beautification
    $70,000.00
    Estimated Balance Remaining
    $377,001.59