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School board prepares for budget
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Forsyth County News

The Forsyth County Board of Education soon will receive a copy of the 2012-13 school budget.

Dan Jones, the school system’s financial director, told the board during a meeting Thursday night that he would present the budget May 10.

The school board is slated to give its tentative approval to the spending plan a week later.

Though he’s still working on the budget, Jones said preliminary estimates, which don’t include state allotments, show at least a $6 million shortfall.

“I expect it to look sort of like it did last year,” Jones said. “Our goal is to handle it without a tax increase.”

The proposed budget will be advertised the first week in June, with final approval scheduled for June 21.