Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Springfield has surplus, but sees school budget challenges

Springfield schools have a $1 million surplus for the year that ended in June, and the surplus will be applied to future school budgets, Steve Hier, finance director, told the School Board Monday night.


  1. every year they say it's a bare bone budget,thing's are tight,gonna be lots of cut's,but in 2 budget's they have $1.5 million dollars left,guess it's time to start doing some better figuring

  2. Great news. The school budget has a surplus. Then I trust you won't be asking the taxpayers for more money this year, right? Regardless, will have to vote no on any increase!

  3. I congratulate them on registering a budget surplus, but as others have pointed out, what was the reason for it - true cost cutting or "padding" to ensure that more than enough taxpayer money would be collected to feather their nests? I suspect the latter. One thing is for sure though, the taxpayers will never see a "REFUND" from any surplus. Once government has their greedy fingers wrapped around our tax dollars, they never let it go!

  4. One thing is for sure. They better plan on cutting that budget. With the property values cut in half in theory the tax money available to them will drop with the drop on propertyv taxes. Another thing I canter figure out is why with all the empty lots or potential lots from derelect buildings why we are not teaming with the tech school to build new homes on any property the town owns. That way we grow our grand list with new property owners and famlies.

  5. I smell an increase in salary coming.


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