– The school board in Champaign
passed their 2012 through 2013 school year budget last night. The
budget will include a 1.7 million dollar surplus in operating funds.
Interim business manager
Joe Davis said the district uses the operating funds on a daily basis. The
budget did not include a raise for teachers. A new contract is still being
negotiated with the district and teachers.
The budget also included
an expected seven percent increase in insurance costs, plus salary and benefits
for ten new teachers. Also in the budget, two
new school buses, four activity buses, and hiring an educational facility planning