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Keller, Arlington Set School Budgets



    Keller, Arlington Set School Budgets
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    Arlington, Keller approve budgets.

    The Keller and Arlington school boards have approved their budgets for the upcoming school year.

    After massive cuts, the Star-Telegram reports the Keller Independent School District's budget of $200 million includes a surplus.

    The superintendent asked board members to vote for the $6 million surplus with the understanding that they can go back and add programs.

    Additionally, he sought extra padding in the budget anticipating even deeper cuts next year.

    In Arlington, the $400 million budget was approved with the board adding 24 positions and cutting out two furlough days, according to the paper.

    The board also adopted a 3-cent tax rate reduction, necessary to qualify for extra state funding next year.