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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax school budget set for the 2018-19 year


August 2, 2018

Colfax School board approved a budget for the 2018-19 school year Monday night for a total of $17,156,792, with Business Manager Reece Jenkin telling the board they will likely need to go into reserves next year as the new local levy revenue will be down and state revenue increases.

For 2018-19, Jenkin based the budget on an estimated 550 students in the district.

“Really hope to have more than that,” Jenkin said.

Last year's estimate was 562 students, with an actual total of 570.

The new estimate projects for 30 incoming kindergartners in the fall and the loss of 61.6 students, the...

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