Centreville BOE approves budgets

Members of the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s 2020-21 general fund, food service and activity fund budgets last week.

Monday’s action was highlighted by uncertainty, as the district anticipates a possible pro-rated reduction of $650 in the 2019-20 per-pupil foundation allowance from the state. The district currently receives $8,111 per pupil.

If anticipated cuts occur, the new total would become the per-pupil foundation allowance for 2020-21, at which point an additional $650 reduction is expected.

Without federal or rainy day fund support, the total reduction in foundation allowance for 2020-21 would be $1,300 per pupil.

Board member Larry Walton said the board should be prepared to make amendments between now and when the state concludes its fiscal year Sept. 30. By law, however, school districts must have their budgets approved by the end of June.

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