Jul 28, 2014

Live Results: Garden City Budget Passes

Also, Angela Heineman reelected to BOE.

Live Results: Garden City Budget Passes
Garden City School District residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the 2014-15 budget Tuesday, reported the district.

Of a total 2,064 votes, 1,527 residents voted in favor of passing the budget compared to 537 votes against it. The budget garnered 74 percent of the vote.

The district proposed a $109,407,138 budget for the 2014-15 school year. The proposal calls for a 1.68 percent budget-to-budget increase from last year and a 1.57 tax levy increase, which is at the state cap.

The proposed budget includes no building closures, retains full-day kindergarten, and continues to address the transition to Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and its attendant testing,” said Superintendent Robert Feirsen at an April board meeting.

The budget maintains the high school’s academic program, and retains the Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) program for grades 4 and 5. It includes $600,000 for capital improvements and provides funding for the purchase of two buses and two vans, provides resources for security upgrades, maintains RtI (Response to Intervention), a program that identifies and supports students at risk of falling behind at the earliest age, includes funds for technology updates, and retains all curriculum coordinator positions.”   Read more here.

Also, Angela Heineman was elected to the Board of Education after running unopposed.

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