The Lowndes County School District unanimously approved a $49.77 million budget for the 2011-2012 school year during Friday morning”s meeting.
The budget, which anticipates a $774,083.41 surplus — the bulk of which is allotted for instruction — includes funding for three new teachers at Caledonia Elementary School as well as completion of construction projects at the central office and Caledonia school campuses.
After the meeting, district Superintendent Mike Halford said he was pleased with this year”s budget, which changed little from last year.
“We”re glad we didn”t establish a budget that resulted in a tax increase,” Halford said.
Carmen K. Sisson is the former news editor at The Dispatch.
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