WASD budget deficit ‘down’ to $1.96M

A 2017-18 budget update was presented on Tuesday at the Williamsport Area School Board meeting stating the district has made cuts to decrease its deficit to $1.96 million.

The estimated expenditures is $90.17 million and the estimated revenue is $88.21 million, according to business manager Jeff Richards.

There has been $630,000 in cuts made to the budgetary reserve, the food service fund and the human resources budget.

In other business, the board voted to pay for the registration and room and board for the two district Odyssey of the Mind teams competing at the World Finals at Michigan State University. Fourteen students and five coaches will attend.

The Williamsport Area High School team placed second and the team from Curtin Intermediate School placed first in state competition.

The board also agreed to have 16 windows installed in the D Pod at the high school for $83,567. The project is funded by the capital reserve.

During the meeting three district students received the Outstanding Student Recognition award. They were Collin Nasdeo, third-grader at Cochran Primary School; Ayden Kuns, third-grader at Stevens Primary School; and Carter Weaver, sixth-grader at Curtin.

The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. April 18 at the District Service Center, 2780 W. Fourth St.