Brookwood 167 reactivates committees after 60-day hiatus

2013-07-08T21:55:00Z 2013-07-08T22:30:28Z Brookwood 167 reactivates committees after 60-day hiatusDavid P. Funk Times Correspondent
July 08, 2013 9:55 pm  • 

GLENWOOD | A controversial 60-day suspension of committee activity is officially over in Brookwood Elementary District 167.

The board approved the end of the hiatus and members were officially assigned to each committee at Monday night's meeting.

"According to parliamentary procedure and board policy, the chair appoints to the committees," President Deborah Birmingham said. "And the board can then vote."

Birmingham, as board president, is chair and appointed members to each committee. All committee members were approved unanimously by the seven-member board.

The board voted to suspend all committees for 60 days on May 13 to restructure committee membership. Birmingham and Vice President John Dixon said the time was right, following elections, to reorganize committees.

In other business, district Business Manager Andrew Ziegler presented a fiscal year-end budget report. According to Ziegler's report, the fiscal year ending June 30 was budgeted to have an approximate $1.8 million deficit but actually had an approximately $1.6 million deficit.

Ziegler said some revenue may still come in, but not enough to dramatically change the overall deficit.

A $12,000 lease was approved for a single special education classroom, which Birmingham said was necessary to give those students the space they needed.

The meeting was new Superintendent Valorie Moore's first. She opened her report with a prepared statement and cake was served at a small welcoming party after the meeting.

"It is an honor and a privilege to welcome you to my first board of education meeting as the new superintendent of our great school district," Moore said. "I truly look forward to working with you."

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