UKIAH - The Ukiah School District Budget Committee is considering a $660,000 budget for the 2005-06 school year, an increase of 3 percent from the current year.

Superintendent Dan Korber told the committee that for every 10th of a billion increase in the total state budget, Ukiah gets an additional $10,000. For example, an increase from the $5.2 billion currently under discussion in the state legislature to $5.5 billion would bring in $30,000 more to Ukiah.

The committee plans to approve the budget after more discussion on May 11. Adoption by the School Board is planned June 8.

Also this week, the School Board learned eight seniors presented their senior projects this week, with topics ranging from the current situation in Kosovo to aviation. The half-hour long public presentations are the culmination of months of work by each senior. Senior projects are required for graduation.

In other business, the board:

•Learned representatives from the Oregon Department of Education will evaluate the school's nutrition program next week, inspecting both the kitchen and the program's finances.

•Learned the Forest Service has proposed that it rent the school's dormitory for two months this summer to house seasonal employees. The board asked Korber to discuss costs and responsibilities with the Forest Service and report back at the next meeting.

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