Education board approves $80-million school budget


The Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Kevin Smith’s $79,956,024 recommended budget for FY16 during its Feb. 5 meeting.
The budget represents a 1.98% increase over the current fiscal year and breaks down as follows:


The budget also proposes $3,865,367 for special education tuition next year — an $813,609 increase over the current year.

Questions and answers


Prior to the board’s approval of the budget, Dr. Smith answered 28 questions about his proposed spending plan — ranging from teacher salaries, school athletics and enrichment programs to textbook costs, technology and preschool tuition.
Click here to view the questions and answers.