School board approves FY18 budget
The Lake Superior School District Board unanimously approved its fiscal year 2018 budget during its meeting Tuesday in Two Harbors.
The planned budget shows more than $800,000 deficit for the year, but the budget includes some projected new hires at an estimated placement on the salary scale. All staff were moved up one step on the pay scale and a 12.3 percent in health insurance premiums. It also included an update to the Two Harbors High School science curriculum, the first update to the curriculum since the 1990s.
There are also several capital improvements scheduled for next year, including a new roof section and electrical service at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay and rekeying all the doors at WKS. Other improvements include a new bus that was on the replacement cycle, new gutters at THHS and field house to stop water intrusion, and resurfacing the gym floor at Minnehaha Elementary School.
The budget forecasted an enrollment of 1,362 students for next year, a decrease of nine, and a two percent increase in state aid funding.