The Oregon-Davis School Corporation spent time balancing its 2015 calendar year budget on Monday.
School boards across the state typically use the final meeting of the year to ensure all line items are in balance prior to closing the books. Oregon-Davis is not exempt from those efforts as board members considered reversions in the school corporation’s Capital Projects Fund.
School Board President Kurt Hayes says there may need to be some additional work on this year’s budget
“I just had that meeting. I haven’t sat done to go over some more stuff with the Superintendent,” says Hayes. “It’s hard with our new interim – we’re trying to get both of them going at the same time, so I’ve been trying to let them do their thing before I go in and we talk some more.”
Oregon-Davis is anticipating current Superintendent Greg Briles to leave the school corporation at the end of the calendar year to accept a position with the Delphi School Corporation.
In his place, Oregon-Davis has hired Jim Dermody as an interim superintendent. Dermody was formerly the Superintendent with the New Prairie School Corporation.
Hayes says communication for the transition has gone well
“Greg and Jim are working great,” says Hayes. “He’s been filling him in and stuff like that and I think it’s going to be a great fit for right now.”
Hayes maintains that Monday’s School Board meeting was largely tying-up a few loose ends prior to the end of the year.