Hustisford School Board Adopts Preliminary Budget

(Hustisford) The Hustisford School Board approved the preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year at their meeting Monday night. The $5.8-million document has an estimated tax levy of $2.9-million. Superintendent Heather Cramer says the proposed mill rate of $9.27 per $1,000 of assessed value would be a 26-cent drop from the previous year. She says the district is looking at a balanced budget heading into the next school year. Cramer says they have been able to add teachers and a school physiatrist while still being able to maintain a balanced budget. In April, voters passed a referendum question that allows the Hustisford School District to exceed revenue limits by $200-thousand dollars to cover operational costs. Cramer says its passage, along with state aid, helped keep the budget balanced. She says the district will be looking to eliminate several building projects moving into the next school year. Cramer says the school board will meet in early October to vote on final adoption of the budget.