Board Approves Budget Addressing Critical Infrastructure Needs

Over the course of four budget work sessions, the FSSD Board of Education tackled very difficult issues of funding while understanding that several schools have critical infrastructure needs. Very purposeful discussion and problem solving yielded the unavoidable need to raise taxes to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, teachers and staff. The Board of Education passed a $45 million budget on July 20, 2015, which included a 7.66 cent tax increase. In the General Purpose budget, there was significant discussion related to the development of a budget which provided a balance of revenue and expenditures while preserving all the educational programs that are in place as we continue to focus on educating the whole child.