Fayetteville district looks at test prep course

Posted: September 29, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVE PEROZEK The Fayetteville School Board meets with district administrators in a work session before its regular meeting Thursday.

The School District is exploring the possibility of offering a one-semester elective class at the high school that would prepare students for college entrance exams.

Budget approved

The Fayetteville School Board approved a budget Thursday for the 2017-18 school year. The budget shows the School District expects $104,810,246 in revenue while spending $105,434,705, meaning the district would outspend revenue by $624,459.

Glenda Sullins, director of finance and business services, and Matthew Wendt, superintendent, said the budget reflects a conservative estimate of revenue and the district will not actually spend as much as what the budget portrays. Wendt expects the fund balance to exceed by the end of the fiscal year the $13.7 million balance as of the end of last fiscal year.

Source: Staff report

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