The Jackson County School System will likely continue to have a shortened school year for teachers as the district tries to maintain its financial bottom line next year.
The Jackson County Board of Education got its first look on Monday at the proposed 2012 fiscal budget, which starts on July 1. The board is expected to adopt a tentative budget in June and approve a finalized document in October.
For the 2012 fiscal year budget, the school system is proposing a slight increase of expenses — largely due to step salary increases for classified and certified employees, rising health insurance costs, according to Sanchez.
The proposed $86 million general fund budget for 2012 is a 1.4 percent increase from the current 2011 budget of $84.8 million.
The school system isn’t proposing a property tax increase to fund the budget.
For the full story see the March 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.
Well thank goodness that the ELOST passed! Now they can get those raises and health insurance increases covered!
I'm glad that they are able to raise the playmoney (budget) an extra $1.2 MILLION without us paying for it (directly). Good job voters! They get their raises AND more playmoney! How much of that million is going towards books or copy paper?
Sorry hector, ELOST money IS for capitol improvements. The BOE is paying for the projects that they have already built such as the East Jackson Comprehensive High School. See it is good that ELOST passed because now they dont have to be fiscally responsible and cut back to pay for the monuments they built to Dr. Adams. They have more tax money for raises. If you read the full article in the Herald you would see that they are putting the increased budget money towards raises and health benefits while parents (who have had to cut back already in the real world) are asked to buy the copy paper for the classrooms because "there is no money".