The Jackson County School System’s budget will drop by three percent next fiscal year, as revenue figures remain uncertain.
The board of education on Monday adopted a tentative $84 million general fund budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which starts on July 1. Its current fiscal year budget was approved for $86.8 million.
The budget doesn’t call for any changes to its property tax millage rate, which stands at 18.90 mills. It does, however, call for six furlough days — also called calendar reduction days — for teachers and paraprofessionals and four furlough days for employees who only work when students are in school, such as bus drivers.