Superintendent shares about local Impact of Proposed State Budget

Superintendent shares about local Impact of Proposed State Budget

himmelThis afternoon Superintendent of Citrus County Schools, Sandra “Sam” Himmel sent out an email to staff regarding the impending state budget and the most recent figures of how it will impact Citrus County.  If the current State budget passes, Citrus County Schools would see a decrease of $21.99 per student, which equates to a loss of over $300,000.  (see letter below)

Himmel also shared a press release by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) regarding this proposed budget. Follow this link to the FADSS Press Release: http://thomastalks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FADSS-05-04-2017.pdf

Superintendent Sandra “Sam” Himmel email to staff

May 4th, 2017

Good Afternoon

I want to make you aware of the current budget being proposed by our Legislators in Tallahassee. Below is a press release from the Superintendent’s Association stating our position in reference to the current proposed budget.

The local impact for us in Citrus County would be a decrease of $21.99 per student, which equates to a loss of over $300,000. Along with this decrease in funding, we have an increase in the District’s contribution to the Florida Retirement System of over $300,000.

As you will read in the press release, we are asking Legislators to increase the funding back to Governor Scott’s and the Senate’s original proposed budget.

There is still hope that the Legislators could reconsider as the budget has not been approved. I am sending this to you to keep you informed of the budget process that is taking place in Tallahassee.

Sam Himmel
Superintendent
Citrus County Schools



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