Parkland Superintendent Richard Sniscak told a board committee that work continues on the 2013-14 budget. A budget presentation is scheduled for April 16.
Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak told a school board committee Tuesday that the current 2013-14 budget scenario is not desirable, but is better than a year ago. "We're not kicking the can down the road," Sniscak told a board committee during a Tuesday meeting. "We're going to come through this tough time." Sniscak noted that a borrowing of $10 million will give the school district some flexibility. School administrators have promised directors a 2013-14 budget that will come in with a tax increase of less than 3 percent. Last month, following the passage of a preliminary budget, administrators introduced $1.5 million in savings, some of which includes not filling open teaching positions. Sniscak told school board …
Parkland School District could face a tax increase, staff reductions to help balance a $145.7 million preliminary 2013-2014 budget.
Tuesday, February 19
The Parkland School Board approved a $145.7 million preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year at its Tuesday meeting. Although the preliminary budget includes a 5.82 percent tax increase, raising millage to 14.36, Superintendent Richard Sniscak and Business Administration Director John Vignone emphasized the increase was merely a "starting point" and would be lower when the final budget is passed in June. "My hope is to bring forth a budget in May that includes a lower increase than the 4.35 percent that is allowed under Act 1," Sniscak said, "but given the uncertainties that exist in state and federal funding at this time, it would be irresponsible to recommend a lower increase until more information becomes available." Sniscak …
Parkland's preliminary budget of $145.7 million is a 5.76 percent increase over last year.