Proposed N.J.-S.P. Budget Factors in Declining Enrollment

 
 

The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation’s proposed 2017 budget reflects shrinking revenue, according to information shared during this week’s budget hearing.

Business Manager and Treasurer Guy Richie told the county council the proposal is very similar to what was approved last year, except the dollar amounts are less. The approved 2016 budget is $7.6 million, compared to $7,035,070 proposed for 2017 . Richie says the dip in funding is due to dwindling enrollment. Continue reading

Culver School Board Considers Removing Spring Intercession

Front L-R: Dr. Vicki McGuire, Marina Cavazos Back L-R: William J. Sonnemaker, Mark Maes, Ryan Sieber, Ken Vandeputte, Jack Jones, Jim Wentzel
Front L-R: Dr. Vicki McGuire, Marina Cavazos
Back L-R: William J. Sonnemaker, Mark Maes, Ryan Sieber, Ken Vandeputte, Jack Jones, Jim Wentzel

Budget issues have forced the Culver School Board to consider removing the April intercession period from the school calendar. It’s a one-week period immediately following spring break in which students who are struggling with certain classes can work to improve their grades. Continue reading

N.J.-S.P. School Board Plans Budget Sessions in Face of Funding Woes

North Judson-San Pierre Admin buildingThe North Judson – San Pierre School Corporation has their work cut out for them, but all indications are they will end this fiscal year in the black.

Tuesday night’s school board meeting brought with it a packed house and a few observers wondering what the school corporation’s plans are following the defeat of a referendum designed to temporarily increase the property tax levy.
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Pulaski County Freezes Employee Wages in Midst of Longevity Debate

Pulaski County CourthouseFollowing cuts to their 2016 budget, Pulaski County has made a couple of decisions regarding employee compensation.

A joint session of the Pulaski County Commissioners and County Council took place Wednesday night. The goal was to review a matrix defining salaries for the County’s employees. Pulaski County has previously stated its goal of bringing compensation to a level that supports longevity.
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Culver Town Council Brings Budget to First Reading

culver town hall
 

The Culver Town Council has taken a step toward adopting their 2016 budget.

During last night’s meeting, a public hearing was held to review the document that will determine expenditures for the next year. As things stand, Culver sees modest increases in spending for its police and fire department budgets. The biggest jump was a projected $100-thousand increase in EMS expenses.
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