At a public hearing this afternoon that saw no comment from a member of the public, the Sarasota County School Board voted unanimously to adopt its tentative budget and proposed millage rate for fiscal year 2013-14.
The millage rate will rise slightly over last year, from 7.816 to 7.970. The increase is due to a roughly 7% increase in the required local effort millage rate, which is set by the state legislature.
School board member Shirley Brown emphasized that this is a tentative budget, with teacher salaries still to be negotiated.
Money was set aside for teacher pay raises in the state’s 2013-14 budget, which is a contributing factor to the rising millage rate. Collective bargaining will take place before the budget is finalized at a Sept. 10 budget meeting.
The school board approved the advertisement of the preliminary millage rate and tentative budget at a meeting last Tuesday.
Contact David Conway at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
4 Meet the Sky
5 Volunteer Connect Meeting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
9 Back to School Bash 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Cat Depot Leash Walking Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Painting with a Twist-Sarasota hosted its fifth annual fundraising event for the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation Monday.
The Tiny Hands Foundation is looking for volunteers for this weekend’s Backpack Brigade event Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota.
Heron East Assisted Living Facility held its second annual “Senior Prom” last month.