The Board of Education for the Brookfield R-III District was in session Tuesday night. One presentation on the agenda was from Director of Special Services Denise Carlson, who spoke of changes for the 2013-14 year pertaining to early childhood special education.

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The discussion on upgrades to security for the school including new doors, cameras, classroom radios and an access control system was tabled until May 30th. That allows Superintendent Barger to have final numbers on the 2012-13 budget to see if the system, that would cost just over $374,000, can be installed without borrowing money.

The board was also presented a proposal by the teacher’s for an update and slight increase in the faculty salary schedule, which the board approved. This approval is due to the board recognizing at least a 2% increase in state funding for the 2013-14 budget, bringing it to between $2.3 million and $2.5 million. The approval will also allow new teachers that are hired to bring their full salary schedule from their former school, as opposed to only being allowed a maximum of 7 years; this will be grandfathered in compensating current educators on staff.

Also during the meeting students with the FLBA gave a presentation of their trip to the FLBA state conference and 2013 graduate Micah Blakely thanked the board and district for the education that allowed him to be accepted into the Air Force Academy.

The next regular meeting of the Brookfield R-III Board of education will be June 25th and will include the fully detailed budget.

Click below for the full interview with Director of Special Services Denise Carlson: