News and Tribune

Breaking News

Clark County

October 2, 2013

Policing policy at Greater Clark

District hires agency to streamline guidelines



Advertising high, but keeping expectations low, chief financial officer Tom Dykiel said he expects to see an overall decrease in the neighborhood of $2 million from last year’s budget.

Dykiel said though the district advertised a budget of more than $103 million, he expects it to be about $10 million less than that. He said he’d rather play it safe than worry about not having enough money.

But he also said though the state expects higher tuition support at the student level — an increase of about $290 per student — he’s skeptical it’ll actually be a realized jump in funding.

“We’ll see about that,” Dykiel said. “I don’t get excited by the budget simulations that come out of Indianapolis because that’s what they are, they’re budget simulations.”

The majority of the cuts come out of the district’s general fund — which pays for staff salaries and benefits, primarily — by nearly $2.7 million. The other decrease comes out of the pension debt fund at $134,102.

He said though the district will see increases in debt service, capital projects, transportation and bus replacement funds, they only make up about $600,000 of the cuts contained in the general fund.

He also said the district faces a number of factors they can’t quantify just yet, including the district’s assessed valuation, impact of bridges, future enrollment, tax caps and whether Tax Increment Finance Districts within the county will affect the district.

The board will vote on the budget at its Oct. 23 meeting.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.