School budget hearing on Jan. 22

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Superintendent Kevin Smith will present his $79,956,024 recommended budget for FY16  in the Middlebrook auditorium. The community is invited.

A 1.98% increase over the current $78,401,125 budget, Dr. Smith’s proposed budget allocates 78% of its total operating budget to employee salaries and benefits and breaks down as follows:

  • Salaries: 60.5%;
  • Employee benefits: 17.3%;
  • Contracted services, outplacement supplies and equipment: 13.8%;
  • Transportation: 4.5%;
  • Buildings, operations and facilities: 2.9%;
  • Substitutes: 1%.

Dr. Smith also proposed $3,865,367 for special education tuition next year.

The public hearing will begin at 7:30 p.m.