SSISD board hammers out details in upcoming budget
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

August 9, 2005 - School trustees hammered out some of the final details for the 2005-2006 budget during a workshop following Monday night’s regular Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Education meeting.

District officials went into the work session with the primary goal of finding ways to forumulate a balanced budget while still providing the comparable funding to all district programs.

District officials anticipate having a $27,592 balance after expenditures are subtracted from revenues at the end of the upcoming school year. Revenues are expected to bring in an estimated $27,456,502, while expenditures are anticipated at $27,428,910.

Superintendent Patsy Bolton said those figures were tallied using the “same formulas from last year,” as the health of school finances could be affected by any decisions made by legislators.

“It was our goal to adopt a balanced budget,” Bolton said late Monday night following the workshop. “The bottom line is things will be about the same. Different programs may need to move around the funds, but they will be the same.

“There’s not a lot of change,” Bolton said, adding that salaries are built into the budget, and raises for employees, teachers and aides are based on the salary scale from last year. The board is expected to call a special noon meeting on Monday, Aug. 29, to hold a public hearing for any community input or comment on the budget before it is voted on.

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