CSF Board Approves 2018 Budget

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education approved their 2018 budget Tuesday night

“The board approved our budget numbers and our preliminary tax rates,” said Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese. “Those budget numbers are high and our rates are high.”

The district adopted budget is $33,568,677 with $23,446,939 being in the general fund. The adopted tax levy is $11,224,894 and the adopted tax rate is 2.2097.

DeWeese added once the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) sends the budget back to the district for revisions, they will have until the end of the year to get it fixed.

“In the next four to six weeks, they (the DLGF) will return everything to us,” said DeWeese. “That will be our final budget numbers and then we will know exactly how our dollars are going to lay out for 2018.”

In other news, the board approved a resolution to lease 70 laptop computers for Frankfort Middle School as part of their 1 to 1 initiative. The high school will start this initiative in January with the middle school hopefully starting the following year. The main goal for this decision was to make sure that the middle school teachers are comfortable with the laptops.

The board also began a discussion regarding random drug testing. Assistant Superintendent Joel McKinney said he would bring a revised policy next month for the board to look at.