Headlines for March 21, 2016

School budget hard hit by retirement, charter school costs

Conneaut School Board members got a first look at a proposed school budget for the year to begin July 1 and saw a plan hard hit by increasing retirement costs, charter /cyber school expenses, and an unknown state budget - not only for this year with no state budget in place as of March 17, and no way to know what a budget might look like in the budget year to begin July 1.

No end seems in sight for the state budget still unapproved since last July 1, with Conneaut receiving about 1/2 of the basic subsidy in January but nothing else expected until a budget agreement is reached.

Conneaut business manager Greg Mayle noted the district could show a 7-to-8 mill drop in the district fund balance.

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