The Beaver Island Community School (BICS) Board of Education met on Monday June 29th for their annual special budget hearing to pass the upcoming school operating budget. State law requires Michigan school districts to develop and approve their operating budget for the upcoming school year before July 1st. After a presentation of the proposed budget by Lisa Krosnicki, the district’s business manager, the board unanimously approved the budget for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall expenditures are projected to be $2,118,370, which includes setting money aside for future building repairs so that the district does not have to request additional taxes.
In other business, the board members elected Vicki Smith to serve as board president. Vicki is replacing Susan Myers, who has resigned from the board. The board also decided to have their upcoming regular meetings face to face, with proper social distancing and mask wearing. Upcoming July meetings include committee meetings the week of July 6th and the regularly-scheduled monthly board meeting at 7:00 pm on July 13. If you would like more information on upcoming school board meetings, check the BICS website at www.beaverisland.k12.mi.us or call Wil Cwikiel, BICS superintendent-principal at (231) 448-2744.