School officials in Oregon will be watching the budget closely this fiscal year as preliminary numbers were talked about this week.
Superintendent Tom Mahoney said that the district is looking at a deficit of $355,000. He said that they have cut $310,000 in expenses in the new budget, but total revenue is down by $715,000. State aid and taxes total $540,000 of that figure.
Mahoney said that the state owes the district around $400,000 right now. The new budget does not include any cuts of programs or full-time staff in the district.
Employment approved by the board included Delaney Hansen as a kindergarten teacher and David Boyer as an assistant coach in baseball and wrestling.
The Oregon school district has received 2 grants that total around $10,000 for 3 solar panels at the high school. Science and Agriculture classes at the high school along with 5th grade students will be able to get readings from the panels.
Mahoney also said that the outdoor track project at the high school has been completed. The work included a new surface along with improved drainage near the entrance to the facility.