YUMA, Ariz- Yuma Union High School District’s Governing Board held a meeting Wednesday night that approved a proposed budget around 80-million dollars for this upcoming school year.
Dianne Cordery, Chief Financial Officer with YUHSD said, “That budget is for year and it’s spread over different of our campuses and our department budgets and mostly about 80 percent of that will go actually towards salaries.”
The amount to which they receive each year is based on a formula of the number of students they have and given a formula they received.
Cordery said, “The money is raised through property taxes, equalization, payments throughout the state throughout property taxes as well as federal dollars and local dollars.”
This year, they moved $650,000 from their Maintenance And Operations Fund into their Capitol Funds that way they were able to buy three more activity buses.
“We have students traveling in our athletic program that will be traveling more to Phoenix and Tuscon. Because of the different divisions that they’ve been put into we need to have some safe vehicles for our students to be transported in” said Cordery.