The Higginsville Board of Education is expected to approve the 2013/2014 preliminary budget Thursday night.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Superintendent David Figg:

David Figg

The district will operate on about $10 million for the year.  Figg says they were able to increase teacher salaries and improve health benefits a little bit.

The Board hopes to add one more capital improvement project.  “We’re hoping for that to be the approval of an all-weather track.  Our track is now twelve years old, and it’s been asphalt since the time.  And it’s kind of deteriorating away a little bit.  The cracks are getting wider, the paint is fading.  We have some low spots which hold water.  So hopefully we will look into approving that for a final capital improvement project for the year,” said Figg.

That meeting gets underway at 7:00 in the administrative building.