Avoca Dist. 37 Predicts $56K Deficit in Ed. Fund

The school district's total budget will rise by 4 percent this year.

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.

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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.

Deadcatbounce August 11, 2011 at 03:50 AM
When your teachers' contract stipulates 6-9% raises, CPI is 2.7% tax, revenue will never cover your expenses. The teachers' contract is the problem and the school board at this school is to blame for that.


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