School board unveils $42m budget amid uncertainty
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School officials presented a proposed $42 million budget for the city’s public schools Monday, cautioning the City Council that the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic could result in expenses that might push costs higher.
The total amount being requested for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and covers the 2020-21 school year is $1.3 million greater than what is in the current budget. The increase represents the total amount permitted under the city’s tax cap. The amount that will need to be raised by local property taxes is $21.3 million.