Thursday, August 10, 2017

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Reviews 2018 Budget Proposal during Work Session

Posted on August 10, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board got a look at the corporation’s 2018 budget Monday. The proposed budget totals just under $12.5 million, including a General Fund of more than $7.8 million.

Superintendent Annette Zupin says a big priority is making sure the number of teachers stays in line with the number of students. “Every year, we need to look at our staff and how that relates to our enrollment,” she says. “That’s our biggest expense is salaries, and so we need to make sure that we are managing the decline in enrollment, if we do indeed have that. We just need to manage that.”

She says the school board had a chance to learn about the proposed budget during a work session Monday. “Mr. [Guy] Richie, our business manager, went over each fund, the historical information on that and then what he would like to propose for the new budget coming up,” Zupin says. “And that was a very good session because we did have new board members, and so I think that was really good for them to get an idea of where we have been historically, and where we’re moving.”

A public hearing on the budget will be held during this month’s Starke County Council meeting. It will take place Monday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Starke County Annex Building No. 1 in Knox. Council members are scheduled to adopt North Judson-San Pierre’s budget in September.

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