The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board conducted its annual midyear review of the budget Tuesday night and concluded that it was right on target.

The district’s chief financial officer, William Stafford, noted that revenues to date are slightly ahead of last year’s, while expenses are slightly less.

Revenues in the Education Fund, he said, are at 48.4 percent of budget, which is slightly ahead of last year’s 46.5 percent of collections.

Expenditures, he said, appear to be right on schedule at 45.36 percent of budget, which is slightly below last year’s 45.82 percent.

“Slightly more expenditures occur in the second half of the fiscal year,” he wrote in a memo to the board. “Therefore, being below 50 percent of budget for the first half of the fiscal year is important.”

The other funds that make up the district’s budget, he said, are in similar good shape.

When Stafford concluded his presentation, Board President Mark Metz declared:  “Remind me never to play darts with that guy. He’s throwing bullseyes with that budget.”

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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