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Education

Final Vote on Bettendorf Schools Budget

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The Bettendorf school board is expected to give its final approval Thursday night to a budget for next year. And that's just in time because Friday is the deadline to have it submitted to the state.

Director of Finance Brietta Collier says the district will spent 72 million dollars next year.

"Our overall expenditures are projected to be a little bit less in the fiscal 2023 year and that's really because we're finishing some construction projects. We've got our Hoover Elementary re-model, and then some of those ESER funds (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) - those resources have shifted - and we've spent down some of that money."

The district has also used some of its federal pandemic aid for summer school - to hire more staff and raise wages.

"And then we've been able to add some academic interventionists for this year and we've got some additional staffing, and literacy facilitators, that we're looking to add next year to help offset some of those learning losses."

Collier says the property tax rate for residents of the Bettendorf School District will drop about 3 1/2 per cent ( or 47 cents ) to $12.39 per $1,000 assessed value. And that will save the owner of a $200,000 home $100.