Kendall school budget includes slight increase in spending

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 14 April 2017 at 10:12 am

KENDALL – Members of the Kendall Board of Education on Wednesday evening adopted the district’s 2017-2018 budget.

The budget of $17,415,783 will be presented to district voters May 16. The budget is up slightly from the 2016-17 budget of $17,392,234.

District officials said comments from residents who attended Wednesday’s meeting of the school board were very positive.

District Clerk Sheryl Madison said parents were pleased that the district combined its wrestling team with Holley rather than disbanding the program.

“Parents and students were there and told the Board they were grateful the wrestling program had combined and not been cancelled,” Madison said.  “It was refreshing to hear such positive comments.”

Kendall will hold a budget presentation meeting for the public at 6:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Kendall Jr./Sr. High School Library. Board of Education candidates will also be introduced that evening.

In addition to the budget, voters will elect two members of the Board of Education on May 16 – one for a five-year term and one for a year to fill the remaining term of a vacant seat on the board which expires June 30, 2018. The vacant seat will be filled immediately following the election, rather than waiting until July 1 when a new term typically begins.

Additionally, voters will see a proposition for usage of funds from the School Bus Reserve Fund on the ballot. The sum, not to exceed $250,000, is for the purchase of motor vehicles for the district including passenger buses.

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