Lakeland BOE To Approve 2021 Budget
Monday, October 19, 2020

LAGRANGE – The Lakeland Board of Education will be asked to approve the budget for the 2021-2022 school year during tonight's meeting.

During their October 5th meeting the Board heard a budget presentation from Corporation Director of Finance Kirby Doidge who says the Education Fund has a budget estimate of $12.4 million, which is consistent with last year. He says he now has the potential to get people raises that they deserve.

Doidge says the operations numbers are $6.4 million. He says this is set up to budget high and ask for what we can and hopefully the requests will come in close to that number.

He says that's not what they anticipate in spending.

Doidge says revenues stayed pretty consistent over the last year, even though they lost some students. He says the Corporation's operations, property taxes and assessed values grew, which brought in money.

Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be at 6:30 PM in the Corporation's Central Office.