District 2 Adopts Budget

Sheridan County School District 2 adopted a budget of just under $72.6 million for the year that started on July 1.

Action came last night (Wednesday) during a meeting in which trustees also granted requests to advertise for bids for milk and surveillance cameras for the coming school year.

The total budget includes eight separate funds, including general, special revenue, early retirement, major maintenance, capital, food service, memorial and pupil activity funds. The special revenue fund is grant money, and the memorial fund is scholarships. The general fund budget for the year will be just over $48.4 million, an increase of just over 3 percent over the 2013/2014 expenditures.

District 2 Transportation Director Steve Schlickting said the district has received $180,000 from the state to buy surveillance cameras. The cameras are required by legislation, which calls for school buses to be equipped with two outside cameras. The transportation director said the district will buy 36 cameras.

He said seven buses will not be equipped with the new camera, because they are to be replaced before July 1, 2017. He said replacement buses will be ordered that will be equipped by camera system from the bus vendor.

Trustees also approved a request to advertise for bids for a 3-D printer.

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