Wednesday night, the Ketchikan School Board will hold a public hearing on the school district’s  FY 17 operating budget.

Based on expected funds, the draft budget does not include funding for the Jack Cotant, the wellness program, the Kanayama exchange program, and some paraprofessionals, teachers and librarians throughout the district.

After the public hearing, the board will vote to on the budget in first reading. The budget likely will go through several revisions, based on funding projections and public input, before it is submitted to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on May 1st.

Also Wednesday, the Board will consider a resolution regarding contracted services. During the February 9th meeting of the Assembly-School Board Liaison Committee, the body proposed a method to account for in-kind contributions, contractual services and cost allocations to the district.

Board Member Trevor Shaw’s proposal, if approved, would require that contracted service costs be determined cooperatively by the Borough Manager and the District Superintendent, and jointly ratified by the Assembly and School Board.

The public meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers in the White Cliff building. There is time reserved for public comment at the start and end of each meeting.

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