The Ketchikan School Board meets Wednesday and will vote on the district’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
The most current version of the budget shows expected revenue of about $35 million. That’s about $1.5 million less than last year.
The district expects fewer students, which affects state funding levels. Another area where the district expects less revenue is in carryover funds. That is money not spent in the current fiscal year, carried over to the next year.
Also on Wednesday, the board will vote on ratifying a contract agreement with Ketchikan Leadership Organization, which represents district administrators.
The three-year agreement includes a raise in salaries – about $500 each year. According to a summary provided by the district, that ends up at less than 1 percent a year.
The agreement also calls for the district to match health insurance premiums based on what’s adopted for Ketchikan Education Association members. The district and KEA are in the middle of contentious negotiations.
Teacher contract negotiations are the topic of a planned executive session scheduled at the end of Wednesday’s meeting.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting.