School District spends reserve to cover new budget

April 17, 2013 | 3:03 p.m. CDT
Chief Financial Officer Linda Quinley and Superintendent Chris Belcher of Columbia Public Schools presented a budget increase to the Board of Education on April 8. Roughly $3.9 million will be pulled from reserves to cover the 2013-14 budget, which increased $9.5 million from the previous year. This chart displays year-to-year changes in the CPS budget from the past six fiscal years.