Funding flat, enrollment up slightly in local schools

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — School funding is up slightly next year, and so is the number of blessings from heaven who attend classes.However, also up are the school district’s healthcare costs, and the district’s share of the state-mandated retirement fund.The school board approved the 2015-16 budget, implementing their plan to reduce class sizes and increase pay, especially starting pay.Perspective along with pricesAlong with the hard numbers, Sandy Mutchler, the Eagle County district’s chief financial officer provided a little perspective in her budget presentation.You might think that Eagle County students are mostly affluent because of our proximity to Vail and Beaver Creek.You would …

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