The Yankton School Board has given its approval to the budget for the 2020-2021 school year, including utilizing the full amount of the one-point-eight-five million dollar opt-out voters approved last February.
Business Manager Jason Bietz says the Yankton School District is requesting the full opt-out amount due to uncertainty regarding expenses related to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Bietz says with a two percent increase in state funding for this school year, the district can expect the current valuations to bring in around six-point-four million general fund dollars.
Bietz says the school district is using federal COVID 19 relief funds to pay for expenses such as personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer.
In February, the Yankton School District property tax opt-out was approved by a margin of just under fifty four percent of voters.