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District budget up for adoption Monday

The school district budget is on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda again Monday, this time for adoption following a public hearing.

The nearly $42 million district budget would include $7.75 million from the borough. That’s about $3.5 million more than the minimum required by state regulations.

The School Board had requested $7.6 million in local funding. However, that didn’t include expenses that the district has paid for in the past, such as building insurance, snow removal and contracted services.

The ordinance in front of the Assembly on Monday includes a stipulation that any local contribution above the minimum required by state law depends on the district paying for the contractual and in-kind services. The ordinance passed in first reading during the Assembly’s last regular meeting.

The Assembly’s Monday meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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