News Sections
Mitchell School System To Spend $20 Million Next Year
Updated May 5, 2013 1:08 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(MITCHELL) - The Mitchell school system plans to spend just more than $20 million next year.

Superintendent Steve Phillips said spending levels in the various school funds are about the same as they are this year.

"This is permission to spend," Phillips told board members Monday. As is typical, he said, school budgets are proposed at higher levels because they can be lowered, but not raised, later in the process.

He also told board members that the school's total property tax rate "has gone down the past two, three or four years," and he said that trend might continue.

In following standard procedure, board members agreed to advertise the budget in the Times-Mail legal notices on Aug. 15 and 22. They scheduled a budget hearing for 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in the administrative offices. They plan to adopt the budget during the regular school board meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 10.

An Indiana public school system's budget is made up of several funds. Generally speaking, money from one fund cannot be used for a purpose outside of that fund. For example, money raised for the debt service fund, used to pay off school debts, cannot be used to pay teacher salaries.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File