The Northwest Allen County Schools budget will decrease for 2011. This will be the first time it will go down in several years.
The district is likely to have 1.1-percent less in the 2011 budget compared to 2010. It's not a whole lot, but the board and superintendent are still very wary of future cuts, including those that may again come from the state.
The proposed 2011 budget for N.A.C.S. is over $58-million.
The General Fund would decrease by 5-percent.
A majority of the General Fund is made up of teacher and administrative salaries.
If you recall, in the spring, the district cut $2.4-million from the budget.
No schools were closed.
Tonight, FOX Fort Wayne asked the district's new superintendent, Chris Himsel, if closing schools would be a possibility for 201. Himsel says that that isn't the direction they are heading.
Himsel also says that a tax referendum may be a possibility down the line, but will not be one in the near future.
Tonight the district's business manager, Bill Mallers, said that N.A.C.S. must "prepare conservatively" for education cuts by the state, similar to those made last year.
The N.A.C.S. board will vote on the 2011 budget at their next meeting on October 4th.