The Flin Flon School Board presented their budget plan at a public meeting last night. The School Division has a budget of almost 14.1 million dollars for the 2015-16 school year, an increase of almost 376 thousand dollars over this year’s budget.
Secretary Treasurer Heather Fleming reported the Division received an increase of 271 thousand dollars or 3.3 percent from the province.
Among larger expenses are technology in the schools, painting and replacement of doors and windows.
Fleming said the Division is proposing to keep the Municipal Special Levy the same as last year so they won’t be asking the City for any increase to the dollars requested in 2014. She says the School Division will continue to maintain and improve the classrooms and facilities while maintaining a 2.93 percent surplus. The provincial government requires that School Divisions maintain a surplus below four percent.
The budget still requires approval by the Board at their March 10th meeting.