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Northwood School District Warrant for the Deliberative Session: April 22, 2021

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The Northwood School District Warrant for the April 22, 2021 at 6:00pm at the School Gym:


ARTICLE #1


To choose the following School District Officers:


a. School Board Member (3 years)

b. School Board Member (3 years)

c. School Board Member (2 years)

d. School District Moderator (3 years)

e. School District Clerk (3 years)

f. School District Treasurer (3 years)



ARTICLE #2


Shall the Northwood School District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling Twelve Million, One Hundred Sixteen Thousand, Two Hundred Sixty-One Dollars ($12, 116,261)? Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall total Twelve Million, One Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand, Six Hundred Forty-Eight Dollars ($12,176,648) which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Northwood School District or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only.


The operating budget warrant does not include appropriations contained in any other warrant articles.

The School Board recommends this appropriation by a 4 to 0 vote.

The Budget Committee recommends this appropriation by a 14 to 0 vote.

The tax impact if this article passes is $12.72

The tax impact if this article does not pass is $12.81



ARTICLE #3

Shall the Northwood School District vote to establish a contingency fund for the upcoming fiscal year under the provisions of RSA 198:4-b for unanticipated expenses that may arise (including but not limited to the District’s COVID related expenses) and raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 for this purpose? Any appropriation left in the fund at the end of the fiscal year will lapse to the general fund and the board will report in the next annual report on the uses made of the fund.


The School Board recommends this appropriation by a 4 to 0 vote.

The Budget Committee recommends this appropriation by a 13 to 1 vote.

The tax impact if this article passes is $0.15



ARTICLE #4


To see if the Northwood School District will vote to raise and appropriate “up to” Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to be placed in the Special Education Capital Reserve Fund, established on July 1st, 1999 for the purpose of meeting the expenses of educating educationally disabled children for the Northwood School District in accordance with the provisions of RSA 35:1-b, with this sum to come from June 30, 2021 fund balance available for transfer on July 1. No amount to be raised from taxation. Current balance at 9/30/20 is $105,384.



The School Board recommends this appropriation by a 4 to 0 vote.

The Budget Committee recommends this appropriation by a 14 to 0 vote.

There is no additional tax impact if this article passes.



ARTICLE #5

Shall the School District adopt the revisions to RSA 198:4-b, II enacted in 2020 to allow the District to retain up to 5% of the District’s net assessment in any year and to allow the expenditure of the amount retained after a public hearing?


The School Board recommends this appropriation by a 4 to 0 vote.

There is no additional tax impact of this article passes