Fairbanks School Board approves 2022-2023 budget proposal for Borough Assembly
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Fairbanks School District met on Wednesday, March 23 for a second night of budget talks, culminating in a narrow approval of the board’s 2022-2023 budget proposal to the district.
The approved proposal covers the usage of the district’s general fund.
The special meeting followed the previous night’s regular meeting, which ended without a final answer.
The board voted unanimously to cut $67,500 from the district’s legal budget, as well as $15,000 from the board’s travel budget.
It also voted to allow district administration to raise rental fees for its facilities.
In addition, the board authorized $118,000 in music education funding to be moved from the district’s CARES Act funding into the general fund.
Finally, the board voted 4 to 3 to pass it’s 2022-2023 budget proposal, which encompasses more than $238 million.
The budget now goes to the Borough Assembly for discussion and final approval.
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