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The Everett Area school board approved its annual audit during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The board formally approved the district’s audit report for the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to Superintendent Dr. Danny Webb in an interview after the meeting.

The district had $21.04 million in revenue for the year — about $550,000 more than its expenses. The district last June had budgeted for an approximate $294,000 deficit.

The school board reviewed the audit report by Ritchey, Ritchey and Koontz last week.

The district had a fund balance of $2.9 million as of June 30, after the district transferred about $643,000 from the fund balance to its capital projects fund during the year. The capital projects fund was at $4.2 million on June 30.

During the meeting Tuesday night, which was rescheduled from Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the board acknowledged three grievances, 2018-19-001, 2018-19-003, and 2018-19-004, were withdrawn by the Everett Area Education Association.

An arbitrator partially sustained and partially denied grievance 2018-19-002.

The arbitrator denied the core of the grievance by concluding that there was “just cause for discipline and that a notion to that effect may be maintained in the employee’s personnel file,” according to the school board’s agenda.

The arbitrator did sustain the grievance on some less significant issues, the board said.

Webb did not comment further on the personnel matter.

The school board also approved:

— A five-year copier lease agreement with Queen City Business for $3,010.

— A Drive 4 UR Community Fundraiser on May 9 at the middle/high school, presented by the Renaissance Foundation.

— Mark Rosentrater’s Family and Medical Leave Act request for the period Jan. 30 through March 13.

— Sherylynn Foor as a long-term, emergency certified substitute teacher for the 2019-20 school year.

— Elizabeth Bryant as a volunteer softball coach and Andrew Pepple as a volunteer baseball coach.

— Kelly T. Smith’s family and medical leave through Feb. 21.

Contact Will DeShong at wdeshong@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 150.

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