The Jefferson County Board of Education approved a $1.4 billion tentative budget for the upcoming school year. The school board approved the budget 6-0.
The budget includes a $5 million item to help schools deal with student behavior. During this past school year, JCPS has seen an increase in complaints from parents and teachers alike regarding behavioral and discipline issues. It is unclear at this time on how the district will spend the money on this issue, but the school board is considering all options.
The budget also includes $19 million for the Vision 2020 plan, $2 million for new buses and bus maintenance, $3.1 million for early childhood education, and $3.2 million for individual school requests.
The budget is not final and it could still change. It is unclear at this time if there will be a tax proposal to help fund the budget since the property tax rates have not been released as of yet.