New Budget Approved for Portage Schools

12:09 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

New Budget Approved for Portage Schools

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Expenses are up, mostly due to retirement costs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - A boost in state aid helps increase the 2014-15 Portage Public Schools budget, but like all school districts PPS continues to wrestle with rising retirement costs. The Portage Board of Education Monday approved the new budget that kicks in July 1 after finance director Karla Colestock detailed the good news-bad news money picture for the $83,586,997 general fund blueprint, up from $80,391,633 in 2013-14.