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St. Joseph School District assessing budgets for next school year

During the statewide coronavirus shutdown, the St. Joseph School District has been able to save money this fiscal year with no big power or heating and cooling bills, however the district is anticipating potential budget cuts on the state level next year.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 12:21 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) While the ongoing statewide coronavirus shutdown has created challenges for students and schools, there is a small silver lining.

The St. Joseph School District has saved money for this fiscal year with no big light, heating or cooling bills that the district had already budgeted before the pandemic.

However, assistant superintendent Gabe Edgar says they are anticipating state officials to cut funding to education next year and some tough decisions may be coming. 

"Now we have identified some positions that are part-time or less than part-time and we have a board meeting coming up on the 27th and I think some of those conversations will probably happen but at this point no cuts have been made," Edgar said.

The district is anticipating local school funding will take a hit next year because of the financial impact COVID-19 has had on property and sales taxes. 

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Skies have started to cloud up late today after we saw sunshine for the first half of the day. Clouds will start to break apart again this afternoon with temperatures warming into the lower 50s. The majority of today will be dry, but there could be a few areas of light drizzle later this evening mainly to the south of the St. Joseph area. Temperatures will continue to warm on Saturday making a run for 60 under mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will move into the area Saturday evening as a cold front moves through. That cold front could bring us a few areas of light rain once again, but most areas will see less than a tenth of an inch of rain.. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday because of the cold front, but will quickly start to warm into the 50s by the beginning of next week.
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