18-19 Budget Approved

Budget Gets Slight Boost in Revenues
Posted on 10/01/2018

District 28’s 2018-19 budget of nearly $39 million benefits from slight increases in property development and the consumer price index as well as stable state revenues.

The $39 million spending budget is 3.83 percent higher than last year’s actual spending, excluding contingency and capital projects. The operating budget shows a surplus of $465,064 when contingencies, which are typically not spent, are excluded. 

The Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 budget following a public hearing at the regular meeting Sept. 25.

A majority of the capital projects in the budget were completed before the new school year started. Projects included carpet replacement, a new emergency generator and fire safety doors at Northbrook Junior High, a room renovation at Westmoor School to accommodate a special education classroom, and fencing at Greenbriar School. 

The bulk of expenses in the district’s operating budget are spent on staffing, with 80 percent going to salaries and benefits. New spending includes technology for the Learning First initiative and additional staffing expenses to administer special education services. The increased staffing cost will be offset by a reduction in tuition previously paid to the district’s special education cooperative.

View the complete budget.