School Board to Tfrom Budget due to Revenue, Enrollment Overestimates

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Revenue overestimates and fewer students than anticipated are necessitating a budget adjustment in the Columbia School District.

The district’s school board will meet Friday for a study session to help determine how to trim about $419,000 from its nearly $12 million 2012-13 budget.

During the study session, the board is expected to set another special meeting to vote on reductions. The plan is to adopt an amended budget by Nov. 30, said Superintendent Pam Campbell.

“The board wants to talk things through and discuss the pros and cons of things to have a better understanding of what to do,” Campbell said. “This has to be a thoughtful process and we have to work together as a district.”

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