At the tail end of Wednesday night's Summit Hill School District 161 board meeting, Dean Gerdes, the district's finance director, went over the amount D161 is estimated to save after closing , totaling it at $670,808.
The estimates were based on this year's budget, and this financial model will be used to build next year's budget, Gerdes said. But Gerdes didn't go over the line-item estimates, because the meeting was moving into its fifth hour, and limited his presentation to questions from the board members.
Patch was able to get a breakdown of the estimates the district has worked out so far.
SavingsOperations and Maintenance Maintenance services $37,569 Natural gas $20,375 Electric $97,556 Cleaning services $31,300 Water $3,348 Maintenance supplies $18,750 Equipment services $8,500 Personnel* Principal position** (including health insurance and TRS) $122,500 Secretary $52,580 Clerk $11,990 Nurse $35,260 Social worker $60,000 Librarian $23,430 Head custodian $46,750 Two full-time teachers*** $120,000 Part-time lunch supervisors $8,000 TOTAL $697,908
ExpensesOperations and Maintenance Moving expenses $15,000 Transportation One bus to Frankfort Square $12,100 TOTAL $27,10
After Gerdes' short presentation, board member Sean William Doyle requested a side-by-side comparison that would look at the different cost-saving scenarios involved with closing another school besides Mary Drew. Gerdes said he and the district's staff should be able to draw that up for the board's second meeting in April.
* Chart Note 1: The estimates listed in this category are connected to the elimination of positions throughout the district caused by the closing of Mary Drew. These do not necessarily indicated the people currently in these positions at Mary Drew will be let go. Staffing decisions have not been made yet.
** Chart Note 2: The elimination of this position does not mean that current Mary Drew Principal Kathy Klein is out of a job. . Hilda Walker Intermediate School Principal Jan Zevkovich announced her retirement at the end of the school year, which means the district has an open position.
*** Chart Note 3: These eliminated teaching positions are in addition to the nine positions already planned to be cut district-wide. , meaning they would be found other spots in other D161 schools.