Complete version of Wichita school district’s proposed budget now online

08/20/2014 10:05 AM

08/20/2014 6:55 PM

The Wichita school district has posted its proposed budget online before a public hearing on the budget set for Monday.

To see the proposed budget, go to http://finance.usd259.org and click on “State Budget Forms.” The 148-page document, which details proposed expenditures in various categories, is posted along with an 11-page “Budget at a Glance,” which the district posted last week.

Complete copies of the district’s $683.8 million budget also are available for free at the district finance office in the Alvin E. Morris Administrative Center, 201 N. Water.

School board members will hold a public hearing on the budget during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the North High lecture hall. The board is expected to approve the budget that evening.

The proposed budget, about $40 million more than last year’s, lowers the local property tax rate, increases capital outlay spending, projects an enrollment increase of 300 students and includes a 2 percent raise for teachers and other employees.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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