Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the community attend the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board meeting on Monday in Soldotna. The board passed a $145 million budget during the meeting. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

School district passes budget

The school district passed a total general fund revenue budget of $145,387,469

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District passed a “status quo” budget at Monday night’s board meeting, and has asked the borough for the full funding of $52 million. The school district passed a total general fund revenue budget of $145,387,469, which includes the $52 million in local funding plus state funding.

Last April, the preliminary budget passed by the school board allocated more than $142 million in general fund revenue across the district.

On a state level, the district has been operating under the assumption of flat funding from the base student allocation of nearly $6,000 per student from the Foundation Funding Formula, totaling just under $80 million in state funding.

The district would face a loss of more than $22 million if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget passes.

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