A 1988-89 budget of $4,435,553 has been approved by the Juab Board of Education.
The budget remains critical because of the loss of revenues, said board members. Last year the district spent $4,453,707. The new budget was developed using an average daily membership count (the number of students who will be in school each day) of 1,371.The new budget also reflects staff cutbacks previously approved. Revenue projections are higher than originally planned, but a large percentage of the increased revenue is restricted grants.
The district received more grant monies and special education money and received some startup grants.
Juab is the state agent for the Outcome Based Education grant.
The district set a maintenance and operation budget of $3,344,833, a transportation fund of $24,225 and a recreation fund of $17,898. Debt service will be $559,138, capital outlay $165,757, and school food services $323,702.
The food services is one bright spot in the budget. The high number of reduced-cost lunches provided for students from low-income families, low costs, low overhead and good management combine to make the program highly successful.
The final legal budget for 1987-88 was also accepted by the board.
Superintendent Kirk Wright said the Weighted Pupil Unit (the amount the district gets from the state for each student in class) has floated down from $1,204 to $1,198 because of lower assessed valuations on the local level. He told the board he hopes the WPU will be restored to the $1,204 level in 1988-89.