Unlike many school systems around the state this year, the Jefferson City School System expects to close out its fiscal year in the black. Although the fiscal year ended June 30, not all of the final numbers are yet available. But the Jefferson Board of Education heard a report last Thursday that indicated the system might end up with a $460,000 surplus, bringing its reserve balance to a little over $2 million.
“We were fortunate this year to not have to pull money out of reserves,” said superintendent John Jackson.
Revenues were up over budget during the year and expenses were down, officials reported.