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High school district approves $32.5 million budget

The Nevada Joint Union High School District late Wednesday unanimously approved a $32.5 million budget for the 2004-05 school year.

The budget for the 4,200-student, three-campus high school district includes moderate increases in so-called “cost-of-living adjustments” given to the district by the state. The adjustment will help offset the projected loss of approximately 25 students for the upcoming school year. Each of those students represents more than $4,500 in lost revenue for the district, based on average daily attendance.

The decline in attendance represents the sixth straight year of declining enrollment in the district, according to district records and projections. Assistant Superintendent Julie Hopkins said an increase in the cost-of-living expenses from the state should offset the amount of money lost by declining enrollment.

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