School board hosts budget hearing

Published on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 by By Jeremy Schwartz

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The Blaine school board offered a detailed picture of its 2010-2011 school year budget and fielded comments from residents at a budget hearing held Thursday afternoon, August 12.

District business manager Amber Porter presented a slideshow explaining how the district’s budget will affect its programs and operations.

The district made a revised version of the budget available to the public on August 6.

During the 2010-2011 school year, the district expects to take in $20.8 million to its general fund while spending $21.3 million.


The expenditures figure is higher than the expected revenue because the expenditures include $412,333 carried over from the 2009-2010 school year.

The district estimates the 2010-2011 beginning balance for the general fund will be $1.9 million.