DELPHOS — Delphos City Schools Treasurer Brad Rostorfer will submit the district’s 5-year Forecast to the Allen County Auditor on Oct. 31. This year’s “guess”timation leaves the district with a bottom line of $437,540 on June 30, 2013; $421,291 on June 30, 2014; a negative $194.971 on June 30, 2015; a negative $1,380,124 on June 30, 2016; and a negative $2,801,197 on June 30, 2017.
Rostorfer said the numbers look a little daunting in the latter part of the forecast but a lot can change between now and when those figures will become fact.
“The forecast is just that,” Rostorfer said. “I use historical data and increases to plug these numbers in. They are a guess at what the district will look like five years out.”
Like most school treasurers across the state, Rostorfer hopes state funding will increase.
“That’s really the only big variable on this forecast,” he added. A copy of the forecast is available in the administrative building.
The new Delphos Digital Academy has 37 students, a number that Rostorfer said has the academy operating in the black.
“The digital academy has paid for itself already,” he said. “We also have a few success stories.”
Learn more about the Delphos Digital Academy next week in The Herald.
Superintendent Frank Sukup included in his report a Race to the Top update. Math teachers in grades K-12 participated in a cohort led by the Allen County Education Service Center on Student Learning Objectives. SLOs are one of the components that will be required under the new teacher evaluation process. Other SLO cohorts will be available for all core subjects.
The RttT Transformation team met with Regional Coordinator Mary Riepenhoff Tuesday to plan professional development opportunities to meet the goals outlined in the district’s RttT document.
He also told the board open enrollment was a positive for the district this year. Seventy-seven students are in another school district with 104 incoming. Students come from Columbus Grove, Crestview, Elida, Fort Jennings, Lima City, Lincolnview, Ottoville, Spencerville and Van Wert districts. Total district enrollment was tallied at 1,088 last week during the state’s October count.
The fuel storage tank at the bus garage on Euclid Street will be removed. School board members voted unanimously Monday to have the tank uninstalled once it is empty. The board made the decision after learning the district is paying liability insurance for the tank and if the tank leaked, the cleanup would be costly. The district buses get fuel at Pacific Pride. Rostorfer said he would look into getting a price lock on fuel.
The board approved 21 Delphos FFA members to travel to Indianapolis for the annual National Convention Oct. 24-27 and next year’s eighth-graders to travel to Washington D.C., for an overnight educational trip.
The next meeting will begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the administrative building.