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NO COMMENT: Smith-Green holds budget hearing

September 26, 2013

Smith-Green Community Schools nears completion of its construction project that began last fall. Pictured is Chrubusco Elementary School’s new entrance. In an effort to increase school safety, the project included new entryways for the elementary and high school. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

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.

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