Eloy Elementary School District

Eloy Elementary School District offices.

ELOY — The Eloy Elementary School District approved the second revision of its fiscal year 2019 budget for $6.9 million on Tuesday evening.

Business Manager Edward Sauceda told the board that the revision was to just give the district a snap shot of the budget year.

Sauceda noted that the tax rate remained the same from 2018 with the primary tax rate of $2.28 and the secondary tax rate of $2.79.

Additionally, the district should have a maintenance-and-operation budget of about $5.2 million.

“As you know our budget is aligned more with student attendance,” Sauceda told the board. “We can’t set it by raising taxes or anything like that. It’s based on our attendance.”

Sauceda anticipates that a few of the federal grants will decease next year, but the district should receive about $1.3 million in federal projects other than impact aid.

“This is the final revised budget,” Sauceda said. “The proposed budget for the next school year will look pretty similar to this and in June we will bring our proposed budget to you.”

Teacher salaries will also increase about 5 percent as part of the RedforEd movement.

Also during the board meeting, Superintendent Ruby James announced to board members that Curiel Primary School will hold its preschool promotion and kindergarten graduation at the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School auditorium at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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