The Danville District 118 school board has approved a spending plan for the upcoming school year. The budget shows $72.3 million in revenue and projects $78.9 million in expenditures for the year. The spending plan shows a beginning fund balance of $31.6 million and an ending fund balance of $25.1 million. About $2.76 million of the expenses are in “assigned dollars” for construction projects and improvements made to school buildings throughout the district.
Board members also heard a plan to expand the district’s alternative school program at Kenneth D. Bailey Academy. To meet a new state bill, the school will need more classrooms restrooms, library, and a child care center. It also would need more teachers, counselors and administrators.