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JCSS Board of Education approves tentative budget

The Jackson County School System’s Board of Education approved the tentative budget for FY 2023 on June 13, 2022. The budget of $115,937,312 includes a maintained Maintenance and Operations millage rate of 16.576.

“The tentative budget is an excellent indicator of where we are as a growing school district,” said Board Chairman Don Clerici. “As our county continues to welcome new students to our schools, the Board of Education looks forward to partnering with our community to continue to provide remarkable learning opportunities for our students.”

Highlights from the budget include:

  • Increased salary for employees
    • $2,000 increase for all teachers
    • 3% raise for all other employees 
  • 61 additional staff positions to address growth and needs across the district
  • 1.1 million in new technology to address growth and needs across the district
  • 2.5 million to complete Legacy Knoll Middle School 

The budget is divided in the following way: 62% for direct instruction, 6% for instructional support, 2% for new construction, and 30% for support services.

“This budget funds our priorities: our people,” said Dr. Philip Brown, superintendent of the Jackson County School System. “We are honored to use our resources to provide our students a learning environment that promotes all-around excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.”