Special Governing Board Meeting
Governing Board Meeting Highlights - June 13, 2017
Gilbert Public Schools Governing Special Board Meeting

June 14, 2017

(Gilbert, Arizona) -- The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board appointed two individuals to fill two positions for the new school year.

Mr. Jeff Gadd was appointed as interim Chief Financial Officer, and Ms. Vicki Jones as Director of Professional Development.

Gadd previously served Gilbert as CFO, and collectively has over 40 years in school finance. He will serve as interim replacing Gilbert’s current CFO Tom Wohlleber.

Jones is also returning after serving the Gilbert community for 27 years. She will be replacing Bill Roth, who was recently appointed as principal of Harris Elementary School.

During Tuesday’s night special meeting, the Governing Board unanimously approved the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year, and the advertisement for a June 27 public hearing regarding this budget.

The hearing will deal with the allocation of monies related to the intended 1.06% teacher salary increase.

The Governing Board also unanimously voted to appeal the Average Daily Membership (ADM) audit conducted by Arizona Department of Education, after State auditors determined Gilbert had overcharged the government by $962,767 over a three-year period that ended in fiscal year 2016.

Other items discussed and approved by Gilbert’s board were:

  • Leasing the building located at 55 N. Greenfield Road to The ACES.
  • Arizona School Alliance for Workers' Compensation, Inc. 2017-2018 Coverage Acceptance Form (CAF), and the District Workers' Compensation Insurance;
  • Utilization of Cooperative Contracts; and,
  • An increase of daily rate and long-term rate for substitutes.
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