Officials say an influx of state money for Santa Fe Public Schools will mostly go to pay raises. District staff met Tuesday night to finalize the budget details before a vote for the 2019, 2020 school year.
Administrators say of the extra $7.1 million received all but $5,000 will go towards state-mandated raises.
Superintendent Veronica Garcia told the Santa Fe New Mexico they are having to make some cuts in some places. This includes funding for “Communities in Schools,” a non-profit that works with at-risk kids to provide services outside of school like food, housing and healthcare.
The budget vote is set for the end of this month.