Concrete School Board adopts annual budget

July 28, 2018

CONCRETE — The Concrete School Board on Thursday adopted its 2018-19 annual budget.

In its first budget since the “McCleary fix” — the state Legislature’s plan to adequately fund basic education in response to a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling ordering it to do so — the district is planning to draw from its reserves.

Business Manager Danna Rogers said the district is expecting expenditures of about $9.1 million with revenue of about $9 million.

“The plan is to spend down some reserve,” Rogers said.

Part of the district’s added expenditures this year, Rogers said, is additional funding toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County’s new Concrete location and for the district to offer free lunch and breakfast to all of its students.

“That should be very positive,” Rogers said.

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