Budget Update May 21: On May 21, 2018, the School Board unanimously approved the final budget for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount of $98,933,314 setting the millage rate at 24.32--a .39 mill increase over the 2017-2018 millage rate and includes using $750,000 of the Fund Balance. This translates into $39 a year more in taxes on a house assessed at $100,000.
The only change to the Proposed Budget approved in April was the reduction to some supply accounts in the amount of $25,000. The final budget will not have any program reductions from the instructional program offered students in 2017-18. The budget also includes a placeholder of $65,0000 for an additional position for school safety and security that will be decided on at a later date.
Some of the early reductions to the budget were for staffing savings from retirements not anticipated earlier in the year, and savings in transportation costs due to negotiated changes with a new transportation company.
May 14 School Board Meeting Budget Discussion (Video)