Westville board OKs tentative schools budget
WESTVILLE — School officials approved a tentative, balanced $10.98 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year this week and plan to formally adopt it in September.
The proposed budget includes a $20,000 surplus, but Superintendent Jim Owens said the figures may change between now and next month, as more information is learned about some school grants.
The 2012-13 budget called for the district to spend about $11.29 million and to generate about $10.84 in revenue, but Owens said that was partly due to renovation work at Westville High School.
The Westville school board will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 18, and members expect to vote on the budget at the board meeting later that evening.
In other business, principals reported that so far there were 677 students enrolled at Judith Giacoma Elementary, 210 students enrolled at Westville Junior High School, and 374 students enrolled at Westville High.
The board also announced that John Tosh had been named as assistant principal at Westville High. Tosh has spent 16 years in the district,teaching language arts and social studies at the junior high.