Lancaster school board conducts hearing on proposed $18.1 million budget for 2023-24

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—Lancaster schools continued on the path to a final 2023-24 budget with a public hearing Wednesday, March 1.

Only resident James Vick was there to comment. However, his opposition was not to the proposed fiscal year budget, but the capital expenditures already approved.

“You were awarded $75 million: $63 million for the new school, $1 million for this building (the Early Childhood Education Center), which is a great thing and another $11 million for the primary school,” Vick said. “There’s nothing wrong with the school we’ve got for the students we’ve got. Bricks and mortar don’t educate anybody. It’s the people inside of it.”

The current proposed budget totals $18,112,905 for the 2023-24 fiscal year, which includes level local funding of $11,857,324 in the general school fund and $99,548 in the textbook fund. School superintendent Jessica Davis said they are still waiting on the final…..

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