TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — School boards across Mississippi deal with a variety of issues involving students and teachers, but school districts can't do anything without money.
On Tuesday, the Tupelo Public School District Board of Trustees looked at that.
"It's our instructional plan for this coming year, 2012 and 2013, and it's how we plan to spend the money that the state gives us and the money that the local taxpayers pay to us," said TPSD finance director Linda Pannell.
The district will bring in millions of dollars from local, state and federal sources.
It's a lot of money, but consider just how big the Tupelo school district is compared with other districts in Mississippi.
"We're in the top ten districtwise," said school board president Eddie Prather. "....we think we are going to have about 2,700 students in high school this year."
The proposed spending plan does not call for a property tax increase this time.
This is Gearl Loden's first time dealing with Tupelo's finances as the district's new superintendent, and he likes what he sees when it comes to local support.
"In Tupelo, we're evenly split between state and local funding because our local community has always supported the schools, which allows us to offer programs and classes that other people are not able to," said Loden.
The proposed budget is expected to be approved next month.