The Jamestown School District will get about $324,000 more in state aid than originally anticipated. Jamestown school officials say the money will be used to help to keep teachers in the classroom.
The district is looking at a $77.7-million budget for the 2012-2013 budget. In all, the district is receiving about $3.4-million more in state aid compared to the current year’s budget. With the announcement of the additional state funding earlier this week, school officials still have to deal with a $750,000 budget gap – but they have been able to find ways to close that gap without needing to increase taxes.
The Jamestown School Board will receive the final draft of the new budget during it’s next meeting on April 17.