Trigg School Board approves ‘working budget’ at recent meeting
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Oct 03, 2012 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Although the Trigg County Board of Education unanimously approved what it calls a “working budget” Thursday night, a lot of the numbers used, especially with regard to state funding, are still estimates.

That is what Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said during the meeting. The total working budget was set at $22,374,108. The tentative budget that was passed in late may was set at $22,977,555. The General Fund for the working budget is $17,576,258, more than the tentative General Fund of $17,316,974.

While talking at length about the SEEK (Support Educational Excellence in Kentucky) funding, Hamby said that while the state sent a figure of $6.75 million, he still thinks his original estimate of $6.69 million is a solid one.

“The tentative budget is based on a lot of estimates, and … with the working budget, we try to tweak what we know that’s changed since we approved the tentative budget in May,” Hamby said. “We have tweaked several of the different revenues, which is kind of unusual, but we’re kind of in some unusual circumstances with some of these revenue codes.”

Hamby says that based on average daily attendance and the increased property tax rates, he recalculated the SEEK funding they will receive.

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