Pierre School Board preparing upcoming budget for 2023-24

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- The Pierre School Board is considering an approximately $38.1 million ($3,103,864) budget for the 2023-24 school year, a decrease of 6.5% from the 2022-23 budget.

Business manager Darla Mayer (mayor) says $25.1 million is salaries and benefits.

Mayer says a preliminary estimate shows the school district’s 2024 property tax levies will decrease slightly.

The Pierre School Board typically approves each year’s budget before the next fiscal year begins on July 1. Under state law, school boards must approve their district’s annual budget by Oct. 1.