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UPDATED 6/28: Budget on Agenda for Special Session of Fort Osage School Board

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Fort Osage School District

Fort Osage School District’s Board of Education held a special session the evening of Tuesday, June 26, at 5 p.m.

In addition to routine agenda items — including paying a roofing contractor and accepting bids for services such as autism assessment and items such as network switches — board members reviewed a budget proposal for the coming school year. NOTE: According to Board Secretary Sandra Klick, the budget was approved during the June 26 meeting.

Although it is not possible to know exactly how much revenue the district will receive over the coming year, administration’s estimate is $52.4 million. Expenses they estimate will be exceed revenues by about $1.7 million. Therefore, next year’s operating balance will be lower. According to Missouri statute, schools must approve their annual budgets by July 1.

The Fort Osage Board of Education meeting, which was open to the public, took place at the Gragg Administrative Office; 2101 N. Twyman Road; Independence, MO 64058. Their next regular board meeting will take place Tuesday, July 10.

UPDATE 6/27/2012: This story now includes information on projected revenues and expenses that was not available prior to the meeting.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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