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D54 budget drops, but no services cut

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The tentative budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year for Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 shows a reduction in expenses and spending over last year's budget; however, officials say the balanced budget does not cut services to students.

Assistant Superintendent Moshin Dada's report at Thursday night's board meeting shows the district's projected operating budget revenue falling $2,141,491 compared to the 2010-11 adopted budget, with expenditures declining by $2,036,647.

The amount of state aid is in question, a struggle that all Illinois school districts face due to the state's budget deficiencies. Federal aid is expected to show a minor increase, the report states.

A freeze on spending on supplies, purchased services and capital outlays will continue, with the exception of expenditure of operations and maintenance life and safety funds.

Board member Barbara Hengels praised the work of Dada in putting together a balanced budget.

A public hearing on the tentative budget will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the district's administration center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

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