Fulton voters go back to the polls today to decide the fate of the school’s budget for the 2010-11 year.
They’ll decide a $60.7 million budget.Â It’s about $132,000 smaller than the budget voters defeated by just 7 votes in May.Â It raises the tax levy 1.79%.
District officials achieved the extra cuts without cutting more staff jobs.
Whatever the outcome, this will be the last vote on the budget.Â A no vote means the district will have to enact a contingent budget.Â State law outlines how money can be spent in a contingent budget.Â Fulton would have to cut another $150,000 under a contingent budget.
In addition, free or reduced-cost community use of school buildings would end.Â Groups using school facilities would have to pay the full cost of operating the facility, a change that would affect everything from Boy Scout meetings to community sports leagues.
Voting takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the four elementary schools.