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Auburn school district’s 2019-20 budget becoming clearer

Elements of the Auburn Enlarged City School District's proposed 2019-2020 budget are becoming clearer.

Preliminary assumptions for the district's budget were discussed with the board of education at a workshop at the Auburn High School library Tuesday night.

The school district is currently set to get a 1.2-percent bump in foundation aid, which is the base aid districts receive. The district is recommending to the board that it set the tax levy at 2.21-percent, a $691,776 increase, equal to the district's tax cap set by the state. If the board sticks with a 2.21-percent levy for the budget vote in May, the district would have a preliminary $2.6 million deficit. Some board members, such as Ian Phillips, said they want to see different scenarios with possible cuts presented before deciding on a levy.

Those scenarios are set to be discussed at a 5 p.m. budget workshop Feb. 26, before the 7 p.m. board meeting. District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said the board may approve a tax levy at that board meeting for the first March meeting.

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