NO COMMENT: Smith-Green holds budget hearing

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) Board of Trustees heard no public comment at its hearing for the 2014 budget, and will look to adopt it in October.The public comment was the final phase of the budget process before adoption. Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said the advertised budget for this year is lower than what last year’s approved budget was and lower than 2012’s. Fleetwood said the actual budget often is lower than advertised, because he overestimates based on the chance the district might need more faculty.Since constructing the budget, that is precisely what happened. SGCS called back a third grade teacher due to enrollment numbers being higher than expected.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 26 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.