Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Finance committee passes preliminary 2013-14 budget

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd Dispatch
customer support
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Finance committee passes preliminary 2013-14 budget

The Brainerd School District Finance Committee approved a preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year at its meeting Friday.

Advertisement
Advertisement

It goes before the school board for final approval.

District staff worked to cut $600,000 in order to make up for a projected deficit.

Attrition was a large part of cost savings, as an unusually high number of staff, almost 40, retire at the end of this year.

Although there is a 1.5 percent increase general education aid from the state, the projected decrease in students creates a problem, said Steve Lund, director of business services for the district.

Next year, there are an estimated 62 fewer students in the district. The biggest factor in that is that the graduating class is far larger than the kindergarten one coming in, Lund said.

Advertisement
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness