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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2014 budget for Whitley County Consolidated Schools is under review by the Board of Trustees.
WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf released the proposal to the school board at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
â€śWe encourage each of you to meet with the superintendent and myself with any questions you have about the budget,â€ť Zickgraf said.
Zickgraf and his staff put several months into the budget project, which will be open to public discussion at the Sept. 3 board meeting.
â€śAnyone can make comments on the budget,â€ť Zickgraf said. September 16 is the projected date the proposal will be adopted by the Board of Trustees.
More information regarding the budget is available in todayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail, and will also be published Aug. 30.
Zickgraf explained that the General Fund category of the budget mostly pays for staff â€” $.86 of every dollar in the fund goes toward employees and benefits. The General Fund budget is $23,854,659, an increase of $321,000 from 2013.
â€śThere were no pay raises given to employees except step or increment increases,â€ť Zickgraf said. â€śI havenâ€™t factored in any new people either â€” we canâ€™t afford it.â€ť
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