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Proposed School Budget Would Increase Spending

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Of the more $100 million in local and state funds Jackson Public Schools plans to spend on salaries in the next school year, 68 percent would go toward instruction, and the remaining $34.5 million on administration and other jobs.
    
Teacher salaries account for about 35 percent of the overall budget, according to a preliminary budget obtained by The Clarion-Ledger.
    
The proposed budget, which includes a local tax decrease for the 2013-2014 year because of debt restructuring, shows the district plans to take in $211.2 million in state and local revenue in the next fiscal year and spend $212.3 million.
    
But JPS Chief Financial Officer Sherolyn Miller said the budget will be balanced, as required by state law, before it is formally adopted June 26.

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