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Proposed Norwin school budget avoids tax hike, layoffs

| Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Norwin School District's proposed $56.7 million budget does not include a tax increase or furloughs.

Although the district has reduced the budget by $1.2 million, or 2.1 percent, the district still faces a $500,000 shortfall, largely as a result of reduced state funding, according to an overview presented to the board on Monday by Superintendent William Kerr and John Wilson, director of business affairs.

That could be offset from a fund balance of about $4.2 million.

Their presentation is available online at www.norwinsd.org. Click "Administration," then "Presentations."

The preliminary budget will be available online after the board votes on the preliminary budget next week.

A final budget will be adopted in June.

Wilson said 6.5 positions will not be filled out of 13 positions left open by retirements and resignations. Four instructional aide positions are being eliminated.

However, some positions are being added at the elementary level to avoid the cost of outside contracting.

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