HUNTSVILLE — Initially faced with a budget deficit of just over a quarter of a million dollars, the Scott County School System on Monday presented its board with a proposed budget that not only balances the budget but does so without cutting any current employees and includes a bonus for all personnel.

The budget is tight — so tight, in fact, that it relies on a $30,000 reduction in the system’s utilities budget that will rely largely on things like leaving classroom doors closed and turning off lights in rooms not in use — but does not include a request for additional tax revenue from Scott County.

Director of Schools Bill Hall presented the Board of Education, which was meeting in a special work session, two options to consider. One budget included a $300 across-the-board raise for all professional and paraprofessional personnel, while the other did not.

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