Overall, the budget adopted by the board shows a spending increase of 5.14 percent, but Savage said that is due in part to the state-funded EXCELL Capital Project.
"That is funded by state aid," Savage said. "It has to be shown in the budget, but it is offset by the state aid. What we want to stress is that we made a significant cut in the operational budget."
The public hearing on the adopted 2011-12 spending plan is set for Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle/High School auditorium.
The budget and school board vote will take place on Tuesday, May 17.