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Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009 3:14 pm | Updated: 2:29 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Higley Unified School District governing board will have a public hearing and possibly adopt the 2009-2010 budget on Wednesday.

Higley board OKs $52.4 million budget

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Higley board to approve staff reduction list

The meeting, a day earlier than usual, is 6:30 p.m. at the district office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.

Board members approved a proposed $52.4 million budget in June for the upcoming school year. The district cut about $5 million, based on the “worst-case scenario” of a 10 percent projected state budget cut.

State lawmakers passed a budget to Gov. Jan Brewer early July 1. However, Brewer vetoed several items, including the portion that appropriates funding to public schools, because she said lawmakers cut too much from education. The Legislature came back Monday and approved the education portion of the budget, but Tuesday afternoon, it was unknown how that might change the Higley budget.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the board will hear an update on how the Higley Center for the Performing Arts is doing, consider approving the general contractor for improvements at the district office, and discuss an evaluation of the Freshman Focus Course.

To see the full agenda, visit www.husd.org.

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