Avoca School District 37's spending will exceed its educational fund by $152,000 this year, The Wilmette Life reports. Surplus funds will cover roughly 64 percent of the gap, bringing the deficit to $56,000.
The overspending is the result of "a social studies curriculum purchase that was carried over from last year." Meanwhile the overall budget will rise by 4 percent, "as a result of pay raises written into a new teachers’ contract with the Avoca Education Association," according to the paper.
District 37 will host a public hearing regarding the budget on Sept. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at the Community Room at Marie Murphy School in Wilmette.
Check out the full story from The Wilmette Life. Stay tuned to Patch for more on Avoca District 37 coverage.