- Category: Local News
- Published: Monday, August 04 2014 11:46
- Written by Julie Silva
Employees are getting 4 percent raises, buses are getting GPS and students are getting a $12 million natatorium in the $337.6 million proposed budget presented by La Joya ISD administrators Wednesday.
The added expenses mean the district will dip into its $116 million fund balance. Alfredo Vela, assistant superintendent of administration and finance, estimated the district would need more than $23.6 million from its reserves to cover the budget. The district is maintaining its $1.31 tax rate.
It was the first time the district publicly released the budget projections, though staff and board members have said throughout budget workshops that the district would be using some of its fund balance.