G-RF board approves deficit budget

GEORGETOWN — Superintendent Jean Henigman-Neal said board members approved a $10 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year at a special meeting.

The budget includes about $1.1 million in deficit spending. Neal has said that the state owes the district about $511,000 in general state aid, and about $40,000 in transportation costs.

The 2011-12 budget, which ended on June 30, included about $11 million in expenditures, including $100,000 towards the replacement of the aging, leaky roof over Ridge Farm Elementary School and the replacement of the lights and wooden poles around the Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School football field with metal poles and newer, more-energy-efficient lights.

Neal also said that the water-damaged gymnasium floor at Mary Miller Junior High School had been replaced and would be painted soon. A 50-foot-by-50-foot section of the gymnasium floor was directly damaged by a March storm, but the water damage spread to affect the entire 17-year-old floor.

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