The Washington County Board of Education unanimously passed a nearly $300 million operating budget Tuesday night.
The budget was passed with no comments from the board members.
The balanced budget includes $298,062,787 in revenues and expenditures.
Revenues are up just $1,048 or 0.35% over fiscal year 2021, according to the board of education budget document.
Revenues include $105,841,710 from the Washington County Board of Commissioners, up $2,633,610 or 2.55% in fiscal year 2021.
State revenue is down 0.68% from $192,653,563 in fiscal year 2021 to $191,343,612 in the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1.
Expenditures for instructional programs are down in fiscal year 2022, from the current year, which ends June 30.
Money for instructional programs are down $3,520,622$ or -2.12%, from $166,459,590 in fiscal year 2021 to $162,938,968 in fiscal year 2022, the budget document states.
Funding for student and staff support programs, such as student health programs, food programs and facilities maintenance programs are up $4,600,483 or 3.71%.
But money for administrative services, such as purchasing and printing, is down $31,202$ or -0.49%, from $6,427,683 in fiscal year 2021, to $6,396,482 in fiscal 2022.
Money for salaries and wages are also down for some school system staff $23,467 or -0.18%, from $12,803,157 in fiscal 2021 to $12,779,690 in 2022. This includes money for administrative interns, clerical workers and instructional substitutes.
Funding for supplies and materials for staff are up $3,000 or 2.15%, the document states. This includes office supplies, computer software, postage, diplomas and food.
Sherry Greenfield is the Education Reporter, covering Washington County Public Schools and the Washington County Board of Education. Follow Sherry on Twitter at Sheina2018 or Instagram at beckmangreenfield.