School board set to approve 2013 budget
By Brielle Schaeffer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date: July 17, 2012
Citizens can comment on the school district’s $40.5 million budget for the coming fiscal year Wednesday at the Teton County School District No. 1 Board of Education meeting.
The board plans to approve the fiscal year 2013 budget after hearing public comment. The 6 p.m. meeting will be at Davey Jackson Elementary School.
The proposed general fund budget includes increases for additional staffing and spending for transportation and technology.
The budget proposes adding two teachers at Davey Jackson Elementary School and three full-time Spanish teachers — one each for Davey Jackson, Colter and Wilson elementary schools. Also, two new bus drivers are slated to be added for the coming year.
This year, the district’s funding from the state went up because the average number of students per day was “artificially high,” district finance director Matt Rodosky has said.
Transportation costs have increased due to fuel prices, two new routes and another bus required by schedule changes.
In the capital projects fund, $1.75 million is budgeted for the district’s new administration building, which is scheduled to be complete next August.