Tuesday, August 24, 2004

City school board waits to approve year's budget

The Enquirer

The Cincinnati school board on Monday postponed approving the district's $469.4 million budget because some board members said they received answers to their questions about the budget just before Monday's board meeting.

Board vice president Harriet Russell asked that the budget vote be postponed until the first board meeting in September so members could assess the answers to questions they submitted to the district administration.

The vote to postpone comes a week after the district announced it overspent last year's budget by $22 million.

Last year's budget was $436.4 million, but the district spent more than $458 million.

The 2004-05 budget is $11 million more than was spent last school year.

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