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With a new year comes a new budget.
The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.
A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.
The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.
The current working budget shows expected general fund revenues to be just short of $43 million, a 7.7 percent increase from the previous year and expenses, at $42.7 million.
The general fund, however, does not include contingency and building funds.
The current working budget, including all elements, is $58.2 million, down 1.5 percent from the previous year.
This 2011-12 budget also includes a 2.7 percent increase on personal property and real estate taxes and a 1 percent increase for teachers.
The draft budget is the first step in budgeting process. The tentative budget will be passed in May, when the district knows more about what the state legislature will and will not fund, and the working budget is passed near the beginning of school, when the district has its enrollment figures.
The actual budget is not known until after the fiscal year.
The board will hear a presentation on data boards and how they are used by teachers and administrators. Data boards, which actually are not boards, chart and follow students’ work in the classroom and on MAP and other standardized tests.
Finance Corporation meeting
The Shelby County School District Finance Corporation will meet immediately following the school board meeting Thursday. The meeting will be to elect new officers and approve minutes from last year’s January, October and December meetings.
Also at the meeting, the board will: