CCS Budget Gap Shrinks
The gap between revenue and expenditures has been reduced to just over $319,000 in the formulation of the Clinton Central School district’s 2018-19 budget.
Assistant Superintendent for Business Joe Barretta told the Board of Education this news at their meeting last week.
In their pupil services section of the tentative budget plan, projected figures for the guidance department are now at $271,710, or an increase of 1.97 percent over last year’s budget, Barretta said at the March 13 meeting. Health Services is now $201,961, or 3.02 percent over last year; psychologist expenses are $72,985, or a decrease of 3.71 percent; and social work services is planned at $261,962, or a 0.18 percent increase.
BOCES expenses are projected at $4,110,121, or a 1.64 percent increase. Benefits are planned at $7,522,543, or a 3.85 percent increase.
On Jan. 23, the gap between estimated revenue and estimated expenditures was $692,469. As the budget stands currently - and it is still a work in progress - that gap has already been reduced to $319,514, Barretta said.
In the Bright Spots part of the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Steve Grimm told how a teacher was recently stranded in her driveway - with children in the vehicle - because of the snow. Clinton’s Director of Facilities Brad Preston and Custodian Jason Tague went to the rescue, Grimm said, getting them shoveled out and on their way.
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