School district presents draft budget


Petersburg School District Finance Director Karen Quitslund presented a bare bones draft budget in front of the school board Tuesday evening.

Quitslund said next year’s school budget is the most challenging budget she’s worked on in her three years as finance director.

Staff had to plan the budget while dealing with several financial unknowns due to changes in education funding in the State legislature. Declining enrollment, which influences a state funding formula known as ‘foundation funding’, in Petersburg school’s also presented a challenge.

“We started out knowing our fou...

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