(HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — The Hutchinson Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the fiscal year 2012 budget Monday evening.
The budget sets the general fund legal maximum spending of just over $29.1 million, more than $813,000 less than the actual 2010-11 budget and below the $30.9 million of 2008-09.
State aid for students was cut dramatically for the 2011-12 school year -- $157 per student. With the cut and additional costs for utilities and other unavoidable fixed expenses, the district was looking at a budget gap of $1.4 million.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board heard a report on Adequate Yearly Progress, a report that will be aired on a statewide basis in front of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.