By Greg Smart
HUBER HEIGHTS — On June 25, former Huber Heights City Schools treasurer Ann Bernardo told the Courier that all three versions of the proposed state budget were very favorable to the district.
However, the final version signed by the governor was less than all three of the other versions, according to Huber Heights City Schools Superintendent Susan Gunnell.
The best proposal was when the budget bill went through the House as the combined two year biennial budget projected the district would receive $4.6 million. The district actually received $3.2 million. According to Gunnell, this represents an increase of eight percent from the current budget for fiscal year 2016 or $2.4 million. For fiscal year 2017, there is an increase of 2.4 percent or $789,000.
Gunnell said the final version was closest to the third version that came out of the Senate which had Huber with $2.48 million for fiscal year 2016 and $791,000 the second year.
“I know there were some districts that were basically either at zero percent or actually some receiving less than they did at the previous biennial budget,” said Gunnell. “We are certainly grateful for where we are in that budget.”
Greg Smart may be reached at 937-236-4990, ext. 2542 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.com.Greg Smart may be reached at 937-236-4990, ext. 2542 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.com.