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In some department budgets, the inflation adjustment for textbooks and instructional materials is eliminated in the proposed budget. What would be the savings if the inflation adjustment for textbooks and instructional materials was eliminated for all departments?

Question#: 16

BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: Various

ANSWER:

A 3 percent inflation factor was initially budgeted in the amount of $897,217 for FY 2016 as follows:

Elementary Schools $ 380.776
Middle Schools 137,500
High Schools 206,499
Division of ESOL/Bilingual Programs 6,493
Department of Special Education Services 36,000
Division of School Plant Opertions 41,411
Division of Maintenance 88,537
  $ 897,216

These amounts were reduced in the budget as part of the $8.2 million in program efficiencies and reductions.

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