JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public School’s $93.8 million dollar spending plan was approved by local voters on Tuesday night.
Among the major pillars of the budget include additional support for student mental health services.
The district officials say the global pandemic brought many stressors to students, stressors that are still felt today, which is why the plan to hire additional staff to help.
The allocated academic funding would also hire additional AIS teachers district wide, reading teachers at Elementary Schools to close the gap in reading standards that the pandemic created, as well as additional high school teachers to lower the class student to teacher ratio.
In addition to the budget, which features a zero percent tax increase, voters approved a proposition that established a $5 million dollar capital improvement reserve fund, a line item to create a vehicle, machinery and equipment reserve fund and okayed the purchase of a property on Chandler Street, which will provide additional parking at the high school.