Greendale School District administrators will present a preliminary budget to the School Board that will likely include a 6 percent increase in the property tax levy.
But that number could drop to 3 percent depending on what the board decides to do with grant money and stimulus funds as administrators continue to monitor the economy and the state budget situation.
The district's levy last year was $15.1 million.
School officials said the district's budget is in good shape considering the bad economy. Though the district has not been immune to the recession and decreased state aid, administrators "have saved for a rainy day," Business Manager Erin Green said.
"We're going into this in the best shape possible," Green said.
Among the discussions to be held over the next several weeks is what to do with $760,000 in federal stimulus money that the district has received, which is designated for special education programs and programs for low-income students and their families.
Superintendent William Hughes said he and other administrators are proceeding slowly because a lot of uncertainty still exists about the stimulus funds.
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