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:
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.