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Gering Schools 2019-20 operating budget little changed from prior year

Gering Schools 2019-20 operating budget little changed from prior year
(Miller/KNEB/RRN)

The Gering School Board Monday night passed a nearly $29.4 million budget for the coming fiscal year, with no large changes in the amount asked from district taxpayers.

With a property valuation increase of one percent, the operating portion of the budget is little more than $21,600,000, about  $50,000 more than the previous year.

Board President B.J. Peters tells KNEB News the board was pleased to be able to approve such a solid spending document. “That can help our staff educate our student body, but at the same time, we’re stewards of the district tax dollars, so we have to make sure we hold the line on that,” says Peters. “So, we’re happy with the fact our asking, at $1.29, is exactly the same as it was a year ago.”

With the high school renovation bonds already being refinanced, Peters says the district is well-positioned for the future.

He tells us the board, administrators and staff administrators can’t wait to show off the new additions and changes at the facility during the community celebration and ribbon cutting Sept. 23.

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