Draft school budget cuts almost 12% from last year


The school district's draft budget for next year proposes $660,000 in total reductions in teacher payroll, funding for special education instruction, supplies and materials for the classroom, student activities and other categories to bring spending closer to projected revenues.

Projected revenues for the 2021-2022 school year are roughly $4.88 million in state, municipal and federal funds, a decrease of about $800,000 from the approved budget for the current school year.

The drop in revenue can largely be attributed to a decrease in state foundation funding, which is based on student enrollme...

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