Fennville district's projection again takes $500K reduction

Walt Kaechele, Senior Correspondent

With dropping enrollment driving down revenue, Fennville Public Schools’ budget for next year will again project dipping into savings by approximately a half-million dollars.

School board members approved the 2014-15 budget at their meeting Monday, June 16.
Business manager Lisa Bradley said, “We are showing a proposed $500,000 deficit for next year, but, as was shown in (superintendent Dirk Weeldreyer’s) presentation on the amended budget for this year, we showed a deficit of $500,000 for the year, but it ended up being a $200,000 deficit.
“Part of the problem for next year’s budget is the startup of a charter school. Originally, we planned for a 20-student drop in enrollment but have revised this to 50.
“This will make a difference in our projected budget.
“We have kept the federal funding numbers about the same as last year, but we really won’t know what those (numbers) are until this fall.”

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