Higley Ariz. School District Growth Results in $2 Million Boost

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Higley Unified School District officials were able to increase this year's budget by close to $2 million mainly because of the largest student growth the district has had in years.

 The school board approved the district's last budget revision Thursday, adding $1.98 million in state per-pupil funding to the 2011-12 budget with the addition of about 400 students.

The new budget also reflects an extra $200,000 because of changes in the way contributions are made to the state's retirement system.

Higley's revised budget for the year totals $91.6 million, said Jim Lockwood, Higley's chief financial officer.

Any revisions to district budgets must be complete every year by May 15.