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U-46 Board to vote upon 2020 NKCRVS budget
By Seth Hancock
A public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2020 Northern Kane County Regional Vocational System (NKCRVS) budget will be held at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 15 in School District U-46.
The joint-budget between four school districts shows revenues and expenditures at both $1.8 million with a beginning and ending fund balance of $628,842. The budget was presented to the U-46 board at its June 17 meeting.
“The state requires that vocational system budgets be adopted by Aug. 31 which is one month earlier than school district budgets,” said Dale Burnidge, director of financial operations. “The Northern Kane County Regional Vocational System is a joint agreement between U-46, districts 300 (Algonquin), 301 (Burlington) and 303 (St. Charles).”
The budget is now on public display and a vote by the U-46 board is expected on Aug. 12.
The budget is funded by the state’s and nation’s taxpayers through Illinois and federal government grants, and Burnidge said “since the program is grant funded, we expect the expenditures to match the funds received so the budget is balanced.”
“These dollars come to the region and, in turn, are distributed to the member districts. Specific revenues are the state education for employment reimbursement, program improvement grant, the regional money for program administration, and the Perkins federal grant,” a budget document states.
The largest expenditure in the budget is $1.5 million for transfers/payments to other state government units. Purchased services are set at $108,449, non-capitalized equipment at $101,730, salaries at $82,143 and benefits at $40,813.
On expenditures, the budget document states: “Member districts are reimbursed by the Region for expenditures incurred for delivery of vocational programs. This delivery includes regular vocational education, program administration and other support services. Because Regional dollars are flow-through amounts, only one Expenditure line item is necessary.”