Santa Fe school board to vote on budget concerns

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe school board members have a tough decision to make. They’re deciding whether to dip into the district’s reserves to balance the budget. The school district is planning to give teachers the raises called for by the legislature but says it doesn’t have enough money to cover other costs, including the maintenance budget. There’s talk about cutting that fund and that would result in delaying summer repairs.

The district is also trying to come up with money to cover higher medical insurance costs. The district has asked the public education department for $680,000 in emergency funding but that request is still pending.

The board is scheduled to vote on the budget Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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