With changes in state numbers coming almost daily, the tentative 2011-12 school budget is still in flux but will not change enough to require a millage rate increase.The budget will again be balanced with money from the reserve fund. ‘We continue to try to find out what the real numbers are,’ said superintendent Dr. Bill Truby at the May 10 meeting. ‘Time is growing short.’This will be the fifth year in a row the board of education has balanced a budget without a tax increase.’Hopefully the community will see our efforts and appreciate the rainy day fund the board started putting away many years ago,’ Truby said.The spending plan must be completed, advertised and hearings held by June 28, before the fiscal year begins. As of last week the anticipated deficit was at $1.8 million with another state austerity cut that brings the total loss of state funds to 16%.
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