The USD 383 school board will receive updated budget information in the aftermath of the end of the state legislative session Wednesday. The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. with a salary and wage analysis work session.
Based on information provided at a May 2 school board meeting, USD 383 will need nearly $1.3 million in additional money for the 2012-13 school year if all of the administration requests are granted by the school board.
The district will receive about $58 per pupil more in base state aid, from $3,780 this year to $3,838 next school year.
Currently, the only confirmed increase for the next school year is $230,700 in new staffing. The district will hire three elementary school teachers, one special education early childhood teacher, one special education autism teacher, a nurse at Lee and Woodrow Wilson elementary schools, a principal’s assistant at Lee and Marlatt elementary schools, and a speech therapist.
Pending budget increases related to student enrollment and facility additions ($616,500), salaries and wages ($340,000), and other budget items including health insurance ($313,200) and transportation ($140,000) total $1,556,000.
The board will also discuss whether to approve a donation by the Manhattan High football program to pay for one assistant football coach at Eisenhower and Anthony middle schools and the placement of two pre-kindergarten classrooms in a mobile unit at Theodore Roosevelt.