Budget Deadline

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The Luther School Board meets tonight in a special meeting. The goal is to leave the meeting with an approved budget.

Or else.

Or else the bills won’t be paid come December.  Including paychecks.

Luther Public Schools policy is to approve a budget from November to November. Tick tock.

The same budget item failed during last week’s contentious board meeting by a vote of 3 – 2. The discussion before the vote involved questions regarding Buxton’s revision of estimated needs to anticipate the likelihood of a reduction in funds. The issue is expected to be better explained to board members tonight.

Superintendent Sheldon Buxton told the Luther Register, “We are meeting tonight to approve a budget for Luther Schools. It was not approved in the November meeting when it annually is done. Teacher pay is bound to have a legal budget in place.  We are attempting to do that this evening.”

Tonight’s Special Meeting agenda features only the budget item for action. Other financial matters – additional budget cuts to take effect in January such as the 4-day school week – will be on the December agenda.

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