Boosted by rising enrollment, the Elgin School District’s budget is solid for 2018-19.

The Elgin School District presented to its budget committee with a proposed 2018-19 general fund budget of $4.83 million, about $330,000 greater than the current year’s spending plan. One reason the school district’s budget looks strong is that enrollment is up, said Superintendent Dianne Greif. The school district has about 10 more students than it did a year ago. Enrollment is a key piece of the funding puzzle because school districts receive about $7,000 per student from the state.

Greif said the school district will be able to maintain all of its programs because of its solid budget picture.

“We do not anticipate any staff or program reductions,” she said.

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