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North County amends budget, considers COVID leave | Education

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Bockman mentioned she presumed Bullock meant for his suggestion to incorporate categorised employees — secretaries, janitors and different professionals, along with educators — and Bullock agreed, emphasizing he meant for it to use to anybody employed full-time with the district.

Board members contemplated the workings of the proposed change in coverage, citing the chances for abuse, exclusion, and different eventualities. Bockman mentioned she would look into the results on the price range and the way the leave might work.

Board members permitted amending the price range for the college yr, for which Business Services Director David Schoenbeck offered an outline.

“This amended budget is presented after we’ve got the updated numbers for assessed valuation, tax rates, and attendance levels,” he defined. “And especially it also reflects additional American recovery plans for three funds that we’re going to split out over three years. So this budget includes basically 33% of those funds that are sitting out there and ESSER 3.”

ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act, handed on March 11, offered $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding, often called the ESSER III fund.

“The projected decrease in total funds is $5,052,030, and all of that is from the 2020 bond improvements that we are finishing up for this year, and then we’ll continue into summer 2022,” he mentioned, stating the rationale for the fluctuation.