About 68 percent of the total budget includes salaries and benefits.
"I need to stress this is just a proposed, preliminary budget and it's just that, based on my estimates and on our five-year plan, which is a worst-case scenario plan and sets us up for the future," Bean said.
The final budget will need to be approved by
What the proposed increase means for taxpayers is that residents of a home in the district assessed at
Within the proposed budget for next year, no programs are expected to be cut. Current programs will be expanded and more will be added, said
Those programs include engineering and language courses, and the possibility of partnering with local universities such as
The board also approved its annual funding for
At the meeting Tuesday night, parents also stressed their concern about how snow days would affect their child's education. In addition, the district said graduation has been pushed back to at least
With six snow days this year -- and the possibility of more, Potteiger said the district is trying to find ways to make up for the lost days.
"We have to start being inventive on how we do that," she said.
More information will be available at the next school board meeting
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