The new state budget that was finalized over the weekend calls nearly $2 million in additional state aid for Jamestown, compared to what was initially in the Governor’s proposed budget.
According the Senator Cathy Young’s office, Jamestown will see $56.77 million school aid in the final 2014-2015 state budget. That’s over a $1.9 million increase from the $54.86 in the governor’s proposed budget that was released in January.
The school board will still have some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks as it finalized the 2014-2015 spending plan. Earlier this month, School Superintendent Tim Mains announced the district was facing a $2.5 million budget gap under the school aid proposed in the governor’s budget. Under the final budget numbers, the budget gap will be closer to $600,000.
School officials will provide an update on next year’s budget situation during the next school board meeting, scheduled for April 8.