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Pinellas school board passes $1.2 billion budget



The Pinellas County School Board passed its final $1.2 billion budget tonight, with a slightly lower tax rate than last year. Board members voted unanimously in favor of the budget and property tax rate.

The budget, which includes the tax referendum, includes about $12 million in budget cuts. About half that amount comes from a reduction in the board's health care expenses. (That money has been used to give the teachers a slight raise.)

Other cuts in the budget include reductions in contracted services, overtime payments and moving some general fund expenses to the food service fund.

The district's website has a lot of information about the budget here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:40pm]


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