NB school board hears 2012-13 budget forecast, deficit at $2.1M

North Branch Area Public Schools is facing a $2.1 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year. The North Branch school board heard the budget forecast at a regular work session Thursday, Jan. 26.

A podcast of that meeting is available at the district homepage (www.northbranch.k12.mn.us).

The district is expected to bring a budget recommendation to the table March 1, and a public hearing will follow on March 8. School board action on the 2012-13 budget recommendation is expected on March 15.

For details regarding the budget, or to view the Jan. 26 presentation and see a schedule of events, go to the 2012-13 budget home page, linked at left at the district home page.

From now until March 8, the school district will be accepting input on the 2012-13 budget. There are a variety of ways to provide input, including:

• Public hearing: Thursday, March 8, 6 to 7 p.m., North Branch Area Education Center, room 126

• Postal mail: Budget Input, NBAPS, 38705 Grand Ave., North Branch, MN 55056

• Voicemail: Call 651-674-1080

• E-mail: budgetinput@northbranch.k12.mn.us

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