Officials at an informational meeting Tuesday predicted a property tax increase will not be necessary.
Under state law, the board must post a tentative budget by month's end and adopt a final spending plan by
The preliminary estimates call for expenditures of
The property tax rate is expected to remain at 68 mills, business manager
Enrollment is expected to be 849 students, with an expenditure of
Fifty-two percent of next year's spending will be for instruction, with 20 percent budgeted for support services and 13 percent for facilities and operating costs, according to Powell's numbers.
A tentative budget is scheduled to be available for public review at the superintendent's office from
The board is exploring a plan with
Powell emphasized that refinancing the bond issue would not increase debt and would provide a lower interest rate for the next five years. The bond issue is one of two on the district's books.
Hill said the district is pushing back principal payments in hopes that more federal and state money for education will be provided in the coming years.
School board President
The board's May business meeting has been moved to
The June agenda meeting will be on the regular day,
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