UPDATE: Aberdeen School District adopts budget

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen School Board voted Tuesday to adopt its fiscal year 2010-2011 expenditure budget of $15,018,214. The district is looking at $14,979,731 worth of revenue from local, state and federal funds. The adoption means an increase in ad valorem tax millage rates from 41.76 to 49.12 mills.

During the public hearing, the school board took heed to citizen input suggestions about having volunteers sit in as substitute teachers to save funds. The board also adopted a teacher furlough resolution at Tuesday’s meeting.

According to David Phillips, chief financial officer of the Aberdeen School District, the furlough days wouldn’t apply to employees who don’t work on non-instructional days such as bus drivers and food service workers. By adopting this resolution, the district is projected to save $168,000 or $163,000 if substitutes are required.

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