WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita School Board got an in-depth look at this year's budget at the Monday night board meeting.
Much of the information about the budget has been made public previously, but there was some new information provided by Heather Bruce of the United Teachers of Wichita about the proposed new teacher contract.
"96% of those voting approved the contract," Bruce said.
That means teachers will get a 2 1/2% raise, which is already built into the budget. The property tax mill levy will be going down about 3 1/2 mills. At the same time spending will be up slightly. The budget for the 2014-2015 school year is almost $684 million.
A public hearing and final action on the budget are slated for August 25, but the bulk of students are returning to their classrooms this week.