In 1991, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools passed a 4.33 mill operating levy. The community has been steadfast in that commitment and has continued to renew that levy four times since then. BCS is looking for the continued financial support of the community on March 6 this year. The Board and Administration are committed to producing a balanced budget while maintaining excellence for the students and district.
“The renewal of this levy is very important to meet our goal of a balanced budget for next school year,” said BCS Board President Jeff Dornbusch.
Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools is striving to eliminate deficit spending for the next school year after three failed “new” levy attempts in 2011. However, in May 2011, the state reduced the districts’ revenue by almost
$700,000 for this year and approximately an additional $350,000 for next school year. As BCS leaders looks to the future, they are economizing wherever possible. They are continuing to make reductions in staffing and spending.
“We are thankful for the past support of the community and looking for their continued support at the same level,” Dornbusch said.
This renewal will not be a tax increase and will help continue the “Excellent” rated education the community expects and deserves.