Decatur School Board will consider approving budget, setting tentative millage rate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2017

The Decatur School Board meets on Jan. 12, 2016. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Decatur School Board has its regular meeting on June 13 and will consider approving a $66.1 million general fund budget.

The board will also consider setting a tentative millage rate of 18.66 mills, which is the current millage rate.

Board members will meet starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Schools of Decatur’s central office, located at 125 Electric Avenue. All meetings are open to the public.

Highlights of this year’s budget include:

– Projected revenues of $59.9 ┬ámillion, with the school system using $6.2 million in reserves to balance the budget.

– 30.21 additional employees to keep up with the school system’s growth

– A 2.5 percent step increase and a 2 percent cost of living adjustment in pay for employees

– A $41.3 million capital projects budget, $37.1 million of which will go to construction projects

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