At $21,977,555.09, the tentative budget is smaller than the working budget they passed last fall, which was well over $22 million.
However, they also don’t have all of their numbers yet. Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby says they are required to have a tentative budget by the end of May.
Hamby said impact aid money has helped them avert budget shortfalls while allowing them to maintain their services.
“If it had not been for impact aid, we really would have been hurting in FY 11, even this year, in FY 12,” said Hamby. “The impact aid … is helping to balance the budget … with all the cuts that have come from the state.”
Hamby says the difference between impact aid and Tennessee Valley Authority money is that the school has to apply for impact aid, and added that impact aid is federal. However, both come to the school in lieu of property taxes that would come from Land Between the Lakes and Fort Campbell if they weren’t federal property.
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