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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated School Director of Business and Operations Tony Zickgraf gave a report to WCCS board members on the finalized 2012 budget last week. Though the budget was approved by the board itself late in 2011, there is a lengthy proposal and adjustment process it must go through with the state before receiving a final approval; thus, an early 2012 time-frame is not uncommon.
Zickgrafâ€™s report provided all the numbers and focused on the comparison between 2012 and 2011.
Overall, the 2012 budget comes in approximately $3 million less than 2011, with a decrease in tax rate of six cents. The general fund, the districts largest, dropped from $24,279,853 in 2011 to $22,781,402 this year.
â€śWe have had undergone significant drops in the past with things like staffing reductions and budget reductions from our general fund, but we are beginning to stabilize,â€ť said Zickgraf.
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