“It’s not bad compared to what a lot of other people are dealing with,” he said. “Is it good? No, but it is what it is.”
According to the budget, the district will have a deficit of $195,000 in the Education Fund and $24,000 in the Operations and Maintenance Fund. Fritchtnitch blames continued cuts from the state as one of the causes for the deficits.
“I’ve said it before,” he said. “But when you lose 11 percent two years in a row, that’s a 22 percent decrease in revenue that we won’t have and will never get back.”
Despite the cuts in state aid, registration numbers at the district have increased slightly, which Fritchtnitch said is something of a point of pride.
“We’re obviously educating more kids with less money,” he said.