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Board OKs partner budgets


Special to The Press

Parkland School Board has approved the 2021-22 budgets of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, and Lehigh Carbon Community College.

For each education partner, the school district has a financial responsibility through an appropriation determined by various factors, such as enrollment, market value, debt service and capital costs.

LCTI’s proposed general operating fund budget of $28,976,100 includes a $568,870-increase over the previous term.

The $2,078,200 academic center budget increased $237,800.

Parkland’s share of the general operating fund is $4,157,159. The amount for the academic center is $284,141.

The $54,271,488 budget for LCCC for 2021-22 decreased $2,015,169 over the previous term.

Parkland’s $1,237,777 share includes the operating budget, debt service and leases, and capital items.

The district’s appropriation increased $16,364 over the current school year.

The $3,276,665 CLIU 21 general operating budget for 2021-22 includes curriculum and instruction, building and maintenance.

Parkland’s contribution of $205,536 is derived from market value and weighted average daily membership.

The district’s appropriation increased $9,583 over the previous term.

The budgets were presented at a March 23 workshop by Dr. Thomas Rushton, executive director, and Patricia Bader, business administrator for LCTI; Dr. Ann Bieber, president, and Stefanie Nester, vice president for finance at LCCC; and Dr. Elaine Eib, executive director, and Tara Houser, director of business services at CLIU 21.