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SNITCHES Quidditch youth clinic takes flight in Kyle. - Page 1C Hays Free Press May 18, 2016 Page 3B BY MOSES LEOS III I acing a potential $2.8 million dollar shortfall next school year, Hays CISD could soon start the process of tightening its belt in order to balance their budget. But with appraised val- ues from the Hays County Central Appraisal District (CAD) not expected to come in until the end of May, Hays CISD Public Information Officer Tim Savoy said the district's budget is still fluctuating. "The budget is most definitely a work in prog- ress," Savoy said. "There are place holders on what we're hoping and expect- ing to receive for revenue, but some won't be filled until later this summer." During Monday's school board agenda workshop meeting, Hays CISD finance director Annette Folmar said the Hays County CAD has not yet released appraised values. Folmar said the ap- praisal values were the "only wild card" when it came to the budget. She said the Memorial Day and Halloween floods of 2015 have affected the re- leased of appraisal values from the CAD. "We've never had a .... delay of this magnitude," Folmar said. She said the district was working hard to get better numbers, but it wasn't comfortable in giv- ing any proposals in the The district has so far worked with projections on the increase in appraised value. The projections range from $600 million to $800 million increase. But even with an $800 million appraised value increase, the budget still would fall $2.3 million short. amount of revenue until those values come in. The district has so far worked with projections on the increase in ap- praised value. The projec- tions range from $600 million to $800 million increase. But even with an $800 million appraised value increase, the budget still would fall $2.3 million short. Currently, Hays CISD has budgeted roughly $149.5 million in expen- ditures for fiscal year 2016. That includes $2.7 million for 40 additional full-time teaching em- ployees for growth and eight special education teaching positions. School board trustee Holly Raymond was concerned there wasn't a scenario that shows the district could have a bal- anced budget. "I'm not sure if we can get it to a pure balanced budget for (fiscal year) 16-17," Folmar said. According to Raymond, the "message was clear" that the school board wanted a balanced bud- get. She said it was some- thing the district worked hard to get last year. "I'm not sure how we got away from that," Ray- mond said. School board trustee Teresa Tobias said it would be a "great accom- plishment" to have a bal- anced budget, but wasn't sure how the district could get there. "We've already released a lot of positions (from the budget)," Tobias said. "I think most of us would love to see a balanced budget." Trustee Bert Bronaugh said cutting areas that affect teaching would be "counter-productive." 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