Members of the Alta School Board will hold a public hearing concerning the school district's budget for the 2002-2003 academic year Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alta High School superintendent's office.
Any resident or taxpayer of the school district may come to the meeting to present objections to, or submit an argument in favor of, any part of the proposed budget, which has a total requirement of $9,540,850.
The school district will spend $5,199,701 on instruction in the proposed budget, which includes $1,322,405 for total support services. That figure includes $500,000 for plant operation and maintenance, $215,000 for business administration, $182,500 for general administration, $167,905 for student transportation, $132,000 for instructional staff support services, $82,000 for student support services and $43,000 for business administration.
The proposed budget also contains $269,781 for noninstructional programs and $3,420,000 for facilities acquisition and construction, raising the proposed total expenditures for 2002-2003 to $10,403,622.
That figure is more than $5 million above the actual 2001 expenditures total of $4,383,486 and the estimated 2002 expenditures total of $4,565,683 for the school district.
The total resources for the district in the 2002-2003 budget amount to $9,540,850, and the schools have $4,691,868 of that total as their beginning fund balance.
They will receive the rest of their revenue, which totals $4,848,982, from a variety of sources.
The district will receive $1,784,429 in their budget from property taxes, and will receive $2,038,472 in state foundation aid.
The amount of state aid is significantly less than the $2,255,837 the district received in state aid for the current academic year, and is one reason for the recent reductions made by school officials.
The district will also receive $139,000 from student activities and sales, $83,000 from food program sales, $135,000 from tuition/transportation received, $44,890 from the utility replacement excise tax and $27,248 from income surtaxes.