Thu February 23, 2012
Omaha Public Schools begins 2012-13 budget process
Omaha Public Schools officials don’t anticipate that budget cuts will be needed in the 2012-2013 spending plan.
OPS board members were updated Wednesday on the preliminary revenue forecast for the 2012-13 budget. Assistant Superintendent Dennis Pool says that forecast shows OPS will receive$9.9 million more in state aid next fiscal year. State aid certification will happen in May.
Property tax revenue is projected to be nearly the same as this fiscal year. A slight increase in revenue from the Learning Community Common levy is possible. Pool says OPS will need to prioritize spending in the 12-13 budget year.
This year, OPS made $12 million in budget cuts. The 2012-13 budget will be approved in September.