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Mitchell, SD school budget: "another substantial SPED increase over the previous year"

June 13, 2021, Mitchell (SD) Republic: Mitchell Board of Education to take second look at budget

The board first reviewed the budget at its first meeting in May. Joe Graves, superintendent for the Mitchell School District, said he and Steve Culhane, business manager for the district, will provide the board with a second informational review at the June 14 meeting. He noted in the meeting agenda that they would then seek approval of the budget. … At the earlier meeting, Culhane presented the board with a budget containing a general fund of $19,947,406 and a capital outlay budget of $4,572,770. That is an increase in the general fund and a decrease in capital outlay from 2020-21, which came in at $19,718,176 and $6,459,552, respectively…. In the special education budget, the district would see a total of $5,113,358, another substantial increase over the previous year at $4,698,824.


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