The Youngstown school board also handled these matters at its Tuesday meeting:
Approved a revised five-year financial forecast showing the district in the black by $17,801,933 in the fiscal year ending Saturday; $24,441,663 a year from now; $25,953,372 on June 30, 2003; $20,417,636 on June 30, 2004; and $6,422,370 on June 30, 2005.
Required written evaluation of all administrators by the superintendent or his designee at least once a year.
Granted 2 percent pay increases to its administrative and nonunion staff, and additional merit pay increases for administrators meeting their test-score and attendance targets, effective July 1.
Authorized alternative assessments for disabled pupils who don't take one or more parts of the proficiency tests.
Bought for $27,000 a house owned by Gregory and Alva Givens at 1507 Parker St., which will be demolished for construction of the new East Side high school.
Upheld the expulsion of a 7-year-old second-grade boy attending Kirkmere Elementary School for carrying a knife aboard a school bus March 26.
Heard Treasurer Carolyn Funk say the board's total outstanding principal balance on all loans as of Saturday will be $9,160,000 compared to nearly $41 million three years ago.