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Nampa School District's budget woes get worse
The Nampa School District shortfall at the end of the 2012-2013 school year will now be at least $4.5 million, according to spokesperson Allison Westfall.
The school announced in August that a “budgeting error” left a $2.8 million shortfall at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. The Superintendent wrote a resignation letter a week ago, indicating the numbers were going to get worse.
These are the numbers they sent us.
• $66.6 million in expected revenues (including the voter-approved levy and an emergency levy)
• - $2.4 million deficit at end of 2011-2012 school year, carried over to this year
• - $68.7 million in estimated expenses
• = $4.5 million deficit at end of 2012-2013 school year
The Nampa School District has yet to answer Idaho On Your Side about why they’ve listed the deficit at the end of the 2011-2012 as $2.4 million instead of the $2.8 million they’ve been reporting.
If $2.8 million deficit number is plugged in, the shortfall at the end of the school year would actually be closer to $5 million dollars.
Idaho On Your Side has also discovered that the Nampa School District does not have any version of its 2012-2013 budget posted on its website, which is against Idaho code. Westfall says she will post a version of the budget on Friday.
Stay with Idaho On Your Side as we continue to investigate this story.