Omaha Public Schools unanimously passes 2017-18 budget

Posted at 6:28 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 07:28:01-04

Omaha public schools decided tonight that its budget was acceptable for the 2017-18 year.

The board passed the nearly $600 million spending plan in a unanimous decision.

Revenue from property taxes dropped, but not as much as originally projected.

The state will kick in 27 percent more than last year, and there will be a 43-percent increase from the federal government.

The consent agenda also passed, that includes a contract with a new superintendent search firm.