Wed August 22, 2012
WLCSC projects an increased 2013 budget
Next year’s spending plan in the West Lafayette Community School Corporation is expected to be about 8.3-percent more than the current version.
Business Manager Ross Sloat projects the 2013 budget will be about $29.3-million.
That is about $2.5-million more than what was approved for this year.
Sloat says the main reasons for the spike are increases to the referendum and bus replacement funds.
He says the district needs to increase its referendum fund by about $2-million. Some of that will go to the general fund to make up for state cuts.
The district is advertising its 2013 spending plan of $29.7-million.
Sloat says what is advertised is usually higher than what is ultimately approved. He does not anticipate the tax rate to increase by much. If it does, it will be by one or two cents.
A public hearing on the budget is schedule for September 12th at 6:30 p.m.