School District predicts $1 million ending balance


May 13, 2021

-–Dayton Chronicle Photo by Melissa Gemmell

The School Board interviewed Elementary Principal candidate Amy Cox on May 10, which included two forums: one for staff and the other for the community. Cox is a Pomeroy native and familiar with smaller communities and schools. The Board will meet to discuss Cox and likely make a decision this week.

DAYTON–The School Board was received great news regarding the budget during the recent work session May 5. The District's minimum fund balance has an end-of-year balance close to $1 million–a number far larger than they've ever seen. This is due to FEMA money.

Former Vice-Chair Dave Bailey suggested setting aside a reserve of the annual balance for emergencies. The rest of the surplus could...

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