Public hearings will take place ahead of Wednesday’s USD 383 School Board meeting, in anticipation of the board adopting its proposed $149 million budget (see below) for fiscal 2023.

Up first is a hearing to show the district plans to exceed the revenue neutral rate, followed by a public hearing on the overall budget, which includes a 60.605 mill levy, calculated from over $46 million in taxes to be levied in property taxes. The local option budget percentage in the recommended budget is 33 percent. While expenditures went up $20 million, the mill levy decreased nearly a mill from 2022 (61.591) by .986.

Other items in front of the board Wednesday include consideration of a revised classified employee wage increase for the current school year to $12 per hour for student supervision and crossing guards, adding an estimated $20,000 to the current year budget.

The board will also be presented with the annual substance abuse prevention report as well as the annual summer programs report.

The public hearings begin at 6:20 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Robinson Education Center.