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Aug 26, 2013 at 7:17 am


The grand forks school board will review a 14 page response tonight to questions raised during a recent public hearing regarding the district’s budget deficit.  A proposed 28-point-six percent levy increase caught a lot of taxpayers off guard in light of increased state spending on k-12 schools this past session.  The district spent down reserves to the tune of around six million dollars during the 2012-13 school year.   looking ahead School officials says extra revenues are needed to counter the loss of two-million dollars in federal impact aid…cuts caused by sequestration… and a three-point-two million dollar increase due to enrollment growth and staffing.    The document also suggests delaying construction on a new south side elementary school by two years would push costs upwards by over three-million dollars.   the board is scheduled to meet at six p-m.

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