Thursday, May 12, 2005

Here's an idea, trim the budget.

Kudos to Monroe County for, apparently, living within their means. From the Monroe County Advocate & Democrat.

Director of Sweetwater City Schools Dr. Keith Hickey told city school board members Monday the central office staff is still trimming on the 2005-06 budget.

Hickey said for the third year in a row, employee insurance costs increased by more than 10 percent and the amount the school system pays into the retirement fund increased this year as well.

The director of schools also said the school system has lost more than $170,000 (total) in revenue during the last two years because the city system’s enrollment has stabilized.

I'm not sure how you lose money when you haven't lost students. Maybe someone can explain that one.

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