The process to determine what the Rapid City school budget will be for 2016-17 has started, reports the Rapid City Journal.
Monday night the proposed district spending plan was released, coming in at $11 million less than last year. It includes pay raises for non-teaching staff, some of which haven't seen a step increase since 2010. There is less money being allocated for building projects, and a reduction in the pension fund. School Board President Jim Hansen spoke earlier this spring about prioritizing fair pay over building projects and the Assistant Superintendent Dave Janak is following that direction in the proposed budget.
The final draft of the proposed budget will be published by July 15, and will be approved before October 1.
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