School board passes district 2020 operating budget

The Petersburg School Board approved the district's fiscal year 2020 operating budget at their monthly meeting last week.

"This is a solid budget," said Finance Director Karen Quitslund. "It's fiscally conservative."

The district's budget ignores uncertainties in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed 2020 fiscal year state budget. The district did not believe a state budget was going to be passed before it had to submit the district's budget to the state by July 1. Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter said that the district has approximately $900,000 in reserves, which equates to about six to eight week...


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