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Ripon Unified board considers budget plan
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Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will meet today in a special session, in part, to adopt a 2015-16 budget coupled with the multiyear fiscal projection.

Local Education Agencies are required to officially have this financial plan in place prior to July 1 in order to authorize the expenditure of funds.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in the RUSD office at 304 N. Acacia Ave.

According to Douglas Crancer, the adopted budget is only the initial blueprint for revenues and expenditures. This takes place before the actual State budget is enacted or before actual expenditures and revenues are known for the current year.

“The proposed budget was built on the best available information the district has to date (Legislature budget proposals, Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revise, and enrollment & staff projections, to name a few),” said the RUSD financial consultant.

In the event that material revisions are necessary, a revised budget can be presented to the board no less than 45 days after the enacted state budget.

The board, in addition, is required to adopt the 2015-16 Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Other agenda items include:

The board could approve the Academic Probation Policy that complies with the California Interscholastic Foundation bylaws that calls for a student achieving an un-weighted 2.0 grade point average during the previous grading period. This is the same policy that applies to those seeking to take part in co-curriculum and extracurricular activities.

uTrustees could give their OK to the 2015-16 Ag Incentive grant that would provide an additional $23,008 to the Agriculture program at Ripon High.

Elected leaders will look to amend the contract for out-going Superintendent Bill Draa as well as that of the new superintendent, Ziggy Robeson.

For more information, call RUSD office at 209.599.2131 or log on to