The Proviso 209 Board of Education meeting is 10/10/17 at Proviso West. The meeting begins at 5:30PM, but the open session begins at 7:00PM.
Author: Jordan Kuehn (Page 1 of 5)
On October 5th, 2017 the Forest Park Village Council and staff met to discuss revenue increasing options for the village to help bridge the budget shortfall which is currently said to be around $1 million after a round of budget cuts. The previous budget cut meeting did not contain $600k in cuts from the original $1.6 million shortfall, but it has been reported that the shortfall has fallen to $1.2 million and now $1 million in the time since that workshop.
Late last week we presented a few graphics depicting village revenue and expense at a high level. Now, in order to dig a little deeper the FPAC has worked to develop these graphical representations of village expenses broken down by vendor. This data is pulled from records obtained from a FOIA Request of the detailed monthly village bills for FY 2016.
A recent article in the Forest Park Review describes a budget shortfall in the 2017 fiscal year beginning May 1st. In an effort to more easily digest the village finances from a high level, The FPAC has developed these graphical representations of village revenue, expenses, and budgeted revenue and expenses vs. actual. This data is pulled from the 2016 Annual Audit. Note that the totals shown do not reflect transfers from various funds, and the overall financial standing of the village is well summarized in the audit highlights on page 4.
The Proviso 209 Board of Education has a special meeting TONIGHT at PMSA. The meeting begins at 6:00PM. This meeting is unique in that the agenda items listed are a public discussion of the Board’s mission, vision, core beliefs, and goals. This is an excellent opportunity to see how the district will be ran at a high level for the near future.