61 Cent Increase Becomes 53 Cents School District Works On Budget
October 28, 2016
by Len Lathrop
Hudson School District Administration presented a 2018 budget reduction during the School Board’s Monday meeting, while the next step for the budget is a stay and review at the Budget Committee. The 8-cent reduction is a symbol of the $318,663 in cuts. The chart below shows where the budget adjustments were made. Please note that the insurance adjustments are the result of the actual cost being lower than the expected increase that was planned for.
Karen Burnell, Finance Director, reviewed each line and mentioned that, with the assistance of each school’s principal and/or department heads, it was agreed that these needed replacement items and equipment could be delayed for one year, but would need to be in the following year’s budget. Also included but removed by the school board was a rebuild of a Physics Lab; the school board felt that this needed to be included in the FY 2018 budget.
The complete table is presented to the readers with the one caveat that FY 2017 is the year that we are in now, calendar dates July 1 2016 to June 30, 2017. And the FY 2018 is the budget that will become effective July 1 2017 and run until June 30 2018.