Campbell County School District Board to hold budget hearings tonight

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County School District Board of Trustees will hold budget hearings and request public input tonight at 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 1000 W. Eighth St., Gillette.

According to the agenda, which is available here, the board will review proposed budgets for the Board of Cooperative Higher Education Services, Campbell County Community Public Recreation District and Campbell County School District.

After public input, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support Dennis Holmes will request the board’s approval of the proposed 2022-2023 budget.

The anticipated $142.6 million general fund is $312,238 than last year’s. Seventy-two percent of revenues are locally sourced. Nearly 57% of general fund expenses would be spent on instruction, while 15.4% would be spent on instructional support and almost 10% would go to maintenance expenses. In terms of expenses on materials, 59% of general fund expenditures would be salaries.

The school district would add six elementary teachers, two special programs teachers, a junior high Dual Language Immersion teacher and five special programs paraprofessionals.

There are several variations from the preliminary budget, which administrators presented in May, and the budget that they will present tonight.

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Campbell County School District 1’s July 20 comparison of budgeted revenue and expenditures. (Campbell County School District 1)

 

 

Campbell County School District 1’s preliminary comparison of budgeted revenue and expenditures. (Campbell County School District 1)

 

School district administrators’ requests also include the following items:

  • Ratification of a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant for a $44,938 bid for 13 CharacterStrong elementary toolkits and training
  • Approval of bids and quotes regarding maintenance and custodial supplies and equipment
  • A $35,290 bid from Game One/Universal Athletic for a pole vault pit for the Recreation Center Field House, which would be paid for through general funds and Campbell County Public Recreation District
  • Adoption of Galería de lengua y cultura 1 textbooks for 7th grade dual language immersion for $10,826.16. The textbooks have been on display at the Educational Services Center.
  • Approval to apply for the Albertsons Nourishing Neighbors Breakfast for Kids grant