Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

School mill levy decreases

August 1, 2001

Budget figures for 2001-02 Baldwin school year show a little more than a five-mill drop from last year.

"Overall, there will be a 5.3-mill decrease," Baldwin Supt. James White said. "Primarily, this is because the local option budget has gone down."

The state-approved general budget, which is based on the state aid of $3,870 per student, is set at $6,715,611, and the supplemental budget general budget is set at $1,475,817.

White said the school district has budgeted for an increase in enrollment of 15 students.

Even with the planned bond issue in the fall, White said it shouldn't have much affect the budget.

"In looking at long-term projects, we see we'll be able to add new bond issues as other ones are ending," he said. "We should be able to do it without increases and maintain a mill levy between 13 to 14 mills."

There will be a public hearing to discuss the next year's school budget 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Board of Education Office. Following the public hearing will be the school board meeting where the budget will be approved.

"If we need to make changes to it then, we will," White said. "If not, we'll approve it as printed."

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