Preliminary Lander School District budget includes increased salaries and health insurance costs

(Lander, Wyo.) – A preliminary 2014-15 budget was presented to the Trustees by Travis Sweeney, FCSD#1 Business Manager, on Friday morning. Under state statute, a preliminary budget must be presented by May 15.

Mr. Sweeney noted that changes will occur in the budget as the average daily membership (ADM) numbers are finalized and as the expenditure budget is fine-tuned. The tentative general fund budget has expenditures exceeding revenues by about $160,000.

Reflected in the budget are salary increases, increased health insurance costs, additional certified personnel at the high schools and Baldwin Creek, additional paraprofessionals at Gannett Peak, additional costs for the new school resource officer’s salary and benefits, Wyoming Retirement System increased premiums, and English/Language arts textbooks and materials.

–Provided by Superintendent Mike Bowman