KISD board to discuss budget plans for 2018 | Education

After a three-week break, the Killeen Independent School District will meet to further discuss the fiscal year 2018 budget.

At the district’s board workshop June 20, members discussed their updated strategic facilities plan that would cause the district to spend nearly $300 million on new facilities over the next four years.

According to the district’s board agenda, KISD’s Chief Financial Officer Megan Bradley will present new information to the board related to the district revenue from the 2016-2017 school year as well as the district’s expected expenditures for the 2017-2018 school year.

Next year’s budget projects nearly $380 million in revenue, which is nearly $12 million more than the district’s adopted budget from 2016-2017.

District officials are also expecting to spend nearly $315 million on payroll for 2017-2018 and another $46 million on services, materials and supplies. In 2016-2017, the district spent just over $305 million on payroll with $46 million spent on services, materials and supplies.

At previous board meetings, the district projected a 0.84 percent growth rate, or an additional 369 students to enroll in the district next school year.

In other news, the board is expected to vote on a change in the district’s policy related to election campaigning.

The board will vote on no longer allowing political candidates to deliver campaign material on campus.

Previously the district allowed political candidates to deliver campaign material to campus administration, and faculty members.

The board will also discuss results from a Technology Services internal audit performed by Gibson Education Consulting.