Fulton Public Schools looking to approve budget

The Fulton 58 Board of Education will consider adoption of the fiscal year 2023 budget during a board meeting on Wednesday. (Garrett Fuller/FULTON SUN file)

The Fulton Public School District will give updates on its budget during Wednesday’s board of education meeting.

The fiscal year 2023 budget was a cooperative effort of district staff and administration continuing toward a modified zero-based budget while meeting district needs and aligning financial priorities to the strategic plan.

According to board of education documents, the administration recommends the school board adopt the proposed budget, which includes anticipated operating revenues of $25,746,918 and anticipated total expenditures of $25,892,691, as developed by FPS staff.

Jennifer Milligan, director of finance at FPS, said although the current budget includes a deficit of $145,773, it is a conservative estimation for the upcoming school year.

Many variables will contribute to the outcome of the fiscal year and the district’s goal of a quarterly budget amendment review will help keep the community and board of education aware of the district’s financial position, she said.

The board will also look at revised salary schedules and bids for the purchase of $7.5 million in general obligation bonds.

Consent Agenda

• Approval of regular meeting minutes from May 11

• Approval of bills for June

• Treasurer’s report

General Administrative Policy

• Amend the 2022-23 FHS course description book revision

• Amend the 2021-22 budget

• Appoint authorized representative to sign for all state and federal programs

• Appoint a non-discrimination compliance coordinator

• Appoint a migrant and English language learner coordinator

• Appoint a homeless coordinator and foster care liaison

• Appoint an FMLA compliance officer

• Authorization to conduct school business through Aug. 10

• Job descriptions

• Specialized Education of Missouri, Inc. master services agreement

• Platform lift

• Scissor lift

How to participate

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fulton High School media center.