School Board Looking For Ways To Cut Budget



by Amanda Jones

Members of the Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors continue to look into ways to cut additional expenditures from the proposed budget.

As of last week, expenditures were still expected to come in at more than $360,000 over the amount expected to be received through taxes, state funding and other revenues. According to board secretary Carl Mitchell, the budget gap has been closed, somewhat. Expenditures are typically estimated quite high as an effort to plan for a worst-case scenario.

Some cuts actually came from maintenance items estimated into the total but unlikely to be completed this year. Dr. Keith Wolfe stated that those new numbers more accurately reflect what will actually be spent throughout the coming school year, and at least some of that work can be paid for with money from the capital fund.


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