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KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) - The Kearney Public Schools Board of Education Monday night voted to increase the property tax levy $0.01 to a total of $1.21.

That means the owner of a $200,000 home would pay $2,420 to fund KPS; $20 more than last year.

When discussing school spending, the conversation often turns to buildings, as it did today on KGFW's Talk of the Town.

KPS opened a brand new high school last year. The School Board has voted to renovate and add onto Northeast and Buffalo Hills elementary schools.

The new Kearney High School was a bond issue approved by voters. The current elementary projects are being paid for with existing funds.

Of the $84.5M total 2017/18 budget, $8M is paid toward bonds and $20M is construction spending. The KPS general fund budget total is $56,547,000, a .92% increase over a year ago.

The largest expense for the district is personnel, according to KPS Superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards today on Talk of the Town. According to the District's Budget Book, last year, salaries and fringe benefits accounted for $47.5M - 84.4% of the general fund budget.

The Superintendent's salary is $236,924 or 0.00499% of the general fund.

A listener today asked for breakdowns.

Here are several links which detail how and where KPS spends your money.

Kearney Public SChools Budget Book (2017/18 not yet posted)

Staff Demographics Report

2017/2018 Negotiated Agreement

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