A first draft of the Ketchikan School District’s FY20 budget is in front of the school board on Wednesday.

The special meeting has only the budget on its agenda.

The draft shows overall spending at $40.4 million. That’s a cut of about $1.2 million from a flat-funded budget.

Most of the cuts are in personnel. According to a summary of the draft, that includes about $560,000 less for teacher salaries, about $230,000 less for instructional support, and about $148,000 less for certified administrators.

The summary shows some personnel costs going up, including health insurance, non-certified administrators, and custodians.

The school board must submit a budget to the borough by May 1st.

The special Ketchikan School Board meeting starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday in borough assembly chambers at the White Cliff building.

Public comment will be heard at the start and end of the meeting, and during the public hearing on the budget.