By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

CC/E adopts 2021-22 budget

Low enrollment a future concern, supe warns


April 1, 2021


CC/E Elementary students pose for a photo on the first day of school in August.

Enrollment numbers at Clay Central/Everly need to improve or the district's budget will be much tighter next year, according to Superintendent Kevin Wood.

The warning came March 24 during Wood's 2021-22 budget presentation to the school board. He noted CC/E's unspent authorized budget (UAB) is "staying pretty healthy," but warned that figure will start going down "in a hurry" if enrollment dips further.

Wood is projecting an enrollment of 49 PK-6 grade students next year. Right now, the elementary-only district has 67 students.

"This next year won't be as affected, budget-wise," he explained....

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