Increased expense of materials and services
The current economic downturn and increased costs of goods and services are causes for many governments, businesses and families to look at their budgets and be more frugal with their spending. The district, like many others, is tightening its belt and figuring out ways to work together to ensure we maintain fiscal integrity while focusing on student learning above all else.
The increase in staffing costs will be explained in the next section but think just about materials and services.
Has your grocery bill increased? When you fill up with gas is it more expensive than last year?
Inflation affects everything. We budget based on a predicted increase. You start adding up those “hidden” costs of running a school district and it adds up quickly.