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Preliminary budget approved by Alexandria School Board

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During Monday night's meeting, the Alexandria School Board unanimously approved the district's preliminary general fund budget for the 2013-2014 school year.

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The numbers closely mirror this year's budget with only about a 1 percent difference. The district, however, hopes to significantly increase its fund balance.

For next school year, school district revenues are forecast at $36,997,246 and expenses come in at $36,926,745 with a proposed fund balance of $70,500.

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Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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