The Alton School District has passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, and it appears to be in the black. The district has been receiving more funding from the state than in years past with the state passing the new funding formula recently, as well as evidence-based formula funding.

Director of Finance Mary Schell tells The Big Z this is a nice change as compared to a few years ago.

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She says the transportation fund is now her biggest concern, but she is pleased that the education fund is now less of a worry.

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