Cambria-Friesland School Board Adopts Preliminary Budget

(Cambria) The Cambria-Friesland School Board approved the district’s preliminary 2018-2019 budget during their meeting Monday night. The $5.4-million dollar document calls for a tax levy of $2.4-million, down roughly $200-thousand dollars from last year.

Superintendent Tim Raymond anticipates a balanced budget which he says is a testament to the schools business management department for finding ways to save the district money.

In the spring, voters in the Cambria-Friesland school district approved a referendum that allowed the school to exceed revenue limits by $3.2-million dollars over the next three years. The funding was needed for operations and buildings maintenance. Raymond says its approval has gone a long way in providing suitable education to students and is appreciative to the community for showing their support.

Despite the referendum, the projected mill rate of $11.78 per one-thousand dollars of assessed value would be a 49-cent drop compared to what home owners saw last year. Before the referendum approval, officials indicated the mill rate would drop no matter which way the vote turned out. Final budget adoption is scheduled for October 22.