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District 25 budget more 'restrictive'
Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder said local officials were conservative when forming the budget for this fiscal year, which began July 1. But despite "restrictive" spending he said the margin between revenues and expenditures is slim.
The District's budget document shows proposed revenues at $36,117,590 -- the same number anticipated for total expenditures. Last year, in contrast, revenues were set at $35.2 million with expenditures expected to reach $34.6 million.
"We aren't going to have the cushion we had in last year's budget and the previous budget," Snyder said. "This one was budgeted right down to as close to exactness as we could. It's very thin, very tight."
He does consider it a successful budget, however, as the budgeting process was completed without cuts to programs. And even though it has been three years since Wyoming adjusted funding models to account for higher cost of living, Snyder said FCSD 25 teachers will see a small increase in salaries.