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BOE looks at details in the proposed 2017-18 budget

BOE looks at details in the proposed 2017-18 budget

Budget story The Wichita Board of Education looked at the details of the proposed 2017-18 budget, which doesn’t increase taxes, but does reflect additional funding from the state. Chief Financial Officer Susan Willis said the budget is built with an increase of $20.6 million, for a budget total of $682.6 million. The district received $28.2 million in new funds, but after covering fixed costs for items like utilities, the increase will be $20.6 million. Click here to read the presentation.  Watch the BOE presentation.

“It’s good to have additional funding as we built the budget this year,” Willis said. “It’s not enough to make up for 9 years of cuts, but it is a step forward."

Willis said the district will use contingency funds to keep the mil levy flat in order to not raise taxes.

The BOE established a public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. on August 28. The BOE will vote to adopt the budget during the August 28 BOE meeting.