Kodiak Island Borough Assembly's work session on Thursday, the school district
presented its budget for Fiscal Year 2011. The presentation included a request
for local funding from the borough.
is the finance director for the district.
-- (School Budget 1 "It was just ...
That requested figure is for a
combination of both in-kind services and an appropriated dollar amount. The
local contribution that the school district is requesting is 9.8-million
dollars. The in-kind services amount is 920,000 dollars.
discussion that followed the presentation, members of the assembly indicated
that they would favor passing a resolution to keep local funding at the same
level as last year.
about what that might mean for the district.
-- (School Budget 2 "At that point ... wouldn't
Fulp itemized some of the
expenses that led to the school district raising both its budget and its
request for local support.
-- (School Budget 3 "It's a rollover
... to deal with.")
At Thursday's work session,
Mayor Jerome Selby suggested that the district might be able to make up the
difference in local funding by dipping into its own reserve budget. Fulp said that
that would depend on some unknown factors.
-- (School Budget 4 "Currently, our
fund ... there for that.")
Next week the assembly is expected to vote on a resolution that will set its
minimum contribution to the district's 2011 budget. After that, and after the
borough passes its own budget, Selby said it's possible that local funding to
the district could be increased.
District revenue comes from federal,
state and local sources as well as from grants.
The total amount of the proposed
2011 school district budget equals 42.9 million dollars.