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St. Vrain Budget Shortfall

Report from Peter Maguire to Mary Keenan
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4/24/2003
School property measure signed

DENVER — The St. Vrain Valley school board now has a legal mechanism that would allow it to sell school-district property and deposit the proceeds in its general budget fund, using the money to reduce or eliminate an operating deficit it faces when the 2002-03 fiscal year ends on June 30.
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4/24/2003
District dumps Kirkland

LONGMONT — Disgraced St. Vrain schools business manager Ken Kirkland was axed Wednesday night by tight-lipped district officials who refused to discuss their decision.
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4/23/2003
Superintendent to present staff cuts to school board

LONGMONT — State Treasurer Mike Coffman said Tuesday that St. Vrain Valley School District officials “are not simply on top of the financial-recovery plan, but ahead of it.
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4/22/2003
School board announces cuts

Summer school for St. Vrain Valley School District elementary students has been eliminated, field trips will begin to dwindle for all grade levels, and district support for art, music and physical education activities will be reduced.
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4/22/2003
Board talks finances at retreat

When July 1 rolls around, the St. Vrain Valley School District could be $2.98 million in the hole, instead of the projected $6.26 million, thanks in large part to the sale of bonds.
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4/22/2003
Driver: ‘We don’t need this’ copier

LONGMONT — Too bad they can’t print money.
Every month, taxpayers are footing a nearly $12,000 bill to rent a pair of industrial-strength photocopiers that St. Vrain Valley School District officials say are far bigger — and more expensive — than they can possibly justify.
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4/19/2003
Zila: District must tighten belts

LONGMONT — The St. Vrain Valley School District will not look to cut staff salaries to make up for the almost $3 million it may have to cut from its 2003-04 projected budget, Superintendent Randy Zila said Friday.
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4/18/2003
District has to pay $661K

LONGMONT — When former St. Vrain Valley School District Superintendent Roger Driver and director of finance Joanne Harbert returned in November to help the district sort through its finances, they knew the job wouldn’t be easy.
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4/17/2003
Budget woes get deeper

LONGMONT — St. Vrain Valley School District officials admitted Wednesday they may slash an additional $3 million from next year’s budget.
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4/1/2003
Insurance higher than expected

LONGMONT — The St. Vrain Valley School District may receive bond insurance from MBIA Insurance Inc. at twice the cost it expected to pay.
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4/1/2003
Cram session

LONGMONT — Elana Wolfinbarger still teaches small-group reading and math classes in the hallway at Prairie Ridge Elementary.
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4/1/2003
Head of the class

LONGMONT — The skeletons of two new elementary schools will begin to take form this summer.
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