Around eight o’clock on November 1st, as the U-32 School Board sat in the old Driver’s Ed room, Superintendent Bill Kimball stood in front of the group drawing a diagram on the whiteboard. He used boxes and arrows in an attempt to describe the financial bind the school is in this year.
The first draft of the budget didn’t introduce any new programs or grand improvements but still poses a significant increase for taxpayers. It costs more every year to maintain what we already have.
The following quiz will help you understand the basics of the U-32 budget crunch. After completing the quiz, be sure to click “View your score” to see the correct answers and their explanations.
Figuring out how we will keep the school we have without asking taxpayers for more money will be a challenge. The Chronicle will be following these decisions as they are made.