The school Board approved a $409.4-million budget for East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s (EBRPSS) 2008-2009 fiscal year during a special meeting Monday evening, June 23.
Expenditures increased only slightly over last year’s budget, which totaled $381.6 million. In addition, revenues estimated at $374.4 million as compared to 2007-2008’s $385.3 million.
Highlights of the budget include the following:
• Ad valorem tax collections are projected to increase 5 percent ($5.6 million) during the upcoming fiscal year.
• Sales tax collections are projected to increase by $1.6 million, which is a conservative figure.
• The Medicaid Health Services funds should increase by about $1 million for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services the System provides.
• The majority of General Fund revenues continues to come from the state (about 42 percent of the total budget for 2008-2009), followed by property taxes, sales taxes, federal funds, other local revenue and other revenue.
• Expenditures will increase for instruction by $15.2 million.
• The majority of the total budget goes toward instruction, followed by plant operations and maintenance, appropriations, transportation, pupil support, school administration, instructional staff, buses and transportation and general administration.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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