Brainerd School Board members unanimously approved the first revision to the 2013 budget during its regular Monday night meeting.
The board was presented with the preliminary budget during the June 11 meeting, where it passed. The preliminary budget reflected the preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget for the General Fund (Fund 1) to include revenues of $70,107,681 and expenses of $70,520,587, which produced a deficit spending position for Fiscal Year 2013 of $412,908.
In its first revision, the revenue reflected a decrease in revenues of approximately $475,000 and a decrease in expenses of approximately $125,000. The proposed revisions resulted in an increase to the preliminary budget operating deficit from approximately $412,000 to $763,000.
Accepted gifts and grants from: donation of $700 from 2013 Target Field Trip Grant for the Middle Level Alternative Program’s students activities account; donation of $450 from an anonymous donor for Lowell Elementary families at Christmas; donation of $150 from Don and Nancy Samuelson for the student activity fund and Harrison Elementary School; donation of $50 from Susan Hanker for the Garfield Elementary media department; donation of $20 from Jeffrey and Kathy Gilbert for the Garfield media department; donation of $325 from Crow Wing County Bar Association for BHS mock trial; donation of $75 from Janell Carlson for BHS mock trial; donation of $100 from Hunt Technologies; $100 from Magnus Machining Inc.; $3,000 from Brainerd VFW Post No. 1647; $70 from Mark and Rose Bankers; $100 from Globe University and $741.75 from the general public through a spaghetti dinner for the BHS Robotics Program; $75 from Kemps Nickels for Schools and $1,152 from Box Tops for Education for Nisswa Elementary student activities; donation of $2,236 from Box Tops for Education for Riverside Elementary student activities; donation of $824 from Lifetouch for the Riverside Elementary fall student pictures; donation of $457 from Lifetouch for Nisswa Elementary fall student pictures; donation from Lamar Outdoor Advertising for the use of billboard space on East Washington Street and Highway 210 East; donation from Brad Watson for $350 for production and purchase of the advertising sign; Early Childhood Literacy School Readiness Grant from the Initiative Foundation for $20,000.