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NBAPS announces need for $1.5 in budget reductions
The NBAPS school board held a work session on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in room 118 of the North Branch Area Education Center (NBAEC). The agenda included the January budget forecast for 2018-19. Here is a podcast of the meeting, and meeting materials.

2018-19 budget: The school district is forecasting a need for $1.5 million in reductions for 2018-19. There are many factors which contribute to the need for reductions, including declining enrollment, insufficient state funding, increased transportation costs as a result of the need to contract numerous routes, a special education cross-subsidy of roughly $2.9 million, and the need to continue building the unassigned fund balance.

School district staff will work toward a recommendation to address the needed $1.5 million in adjustments, and present it to the school board at the work session on February 22. There will be public hearing on March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in room 126 of the NBAEC.

Materials relevant to the budgeting process are available at the Budget 2018-19 Information website, including the January Forecast fact sheet and the presentation from the work session. There are numerous ways listed at the website for providing feedback, questions, and comments regarding the 2018-19 budget process.
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