Desoto County News

School district approves new budget

DeSoto County School District board members as expected passed the district’s new budget for the year starting July 1 at its Thursday, June 15 meeting in Hernando.  

The budget was presented two weeks prior to the final vote taken and included maintaining the millage rate again at 52.85 mills with no increase and total budget expenditures for the fiscal year of more than $510.5 million.

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The local supplement portion of paychecks for teachers and teacher assistants will increase by $600 and each school will have a school resource officer and school nurse again this year.  

“All of our teachers will now receive at least $5,600 per year from our school district’s teaching supplement,” Uselton said earlier this month when the budget was presented. “This is the highest teaching supplement in the history of our school district. We are now allocating over $17 million per year to go toward the local teaching supplement.  Over the last five years, we have been able to increase that allocation by approximately $8 million.  This is strictly from the local level.”

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