The North Adams School Department is anticipating an $18.2 million budget for fiscal 2022 based on state budget numbers and state and federal grants.
iBerkshires.com reports the appropriation would be level-funded from this year at $17,769,074.
Superintendent Barbara Malkas cautioned that this is still a preliminary budget and that "there are still a lot of moving parts."
Business Administrator Carolyn Burnett explained during her presentation that the district is being "held harmless" in that it will not see a decrease in Chapter 70 education aid despite have a drop in enrollment.