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D65 board approves FY19 budget

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The Evanston District 65 school board approved a $136.1 million dollar budget for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting.

The FY19 budget anticipates revenues of $139.7 million and expenses of $136.1 million, with the surplus added to referendum reserves to offset future deficit budgets.

Expenditures are seven percent higher than actual expenditures for FY18 and four percent higher than the FY18 budget.

Abpit 7,548 students are enrolled in District 65, spread over 18 schools with 726 teachers. Operational spending is $14,266 per student

In 2016, the last year for which statewide data is available, per-pupil operational spending in District 65 was about 12 percent higher than the statewide average.

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