SSISD Board Hears Preliminary Budget
The Sulphur Springs School board had their first budget work session for the budget for next school year. District Business Manager Sherry McGraw presented what she called a very preliminary budget. It featured revenues and expenditures of roughly $30.6-million. Revenues actually are greater than expenses by a mere $1,351. Ms. McGraw said the preliminary budget used estimated net taxable values from the county Appraisal District Office. She said in her experience the certified values coming out in July have always been higher than the estimated values. Superintendent Michael Lamb called the early budget a great start but noted a lot of work remained to be done. An updated budget will be given to the board in July. The board expects to adopt a new budget in late August.
Ms. McGraw said she is cautiously optimistic regarding the proposed budget. She said she awaits the final steps of the Texas legislature regarding funding and mandates. She also pointed to the wish-list of school personnel regarding wants and needs for school life. Transportation allotment has yet to clear the legislature this year.