JUNEAU - The Juneau School Board unanimously approved the first reading of its draft budget for the 2011 fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday night.
The budget's expenditures total $87.9 million, with $700,000 projected to remain at the end of the year. The city's contribution is about $26.1 million.
The difference from the previously reported $79 million budget is pass-through state money for Juneau School District's school employee retirement system, which was calculated recently.
The second reading of the budget will be at the board's March 16 meeting.
The school board also unanimously approved a new expanded contract with NANA Management Services for school lunches, breakfasts and snacks.
The company will be serving breakfast at three elementary schools next year: Auke Bay Elementary School, Mendenhall River Community School and Harborview Elementary School. It also will be serving breakfast at Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School.
It will serve after-school snacks at Auke Bay Elementary School, Gastineau Elementary School, Glacier Valley Elementary School, Harborview Elementary School, Mendenhall River Community and Riverbend Elementary Schools, and JDHS and Thunder Mountain.
It will serve lunch district-wide. The expanded service means a lower cost to the district on a per meal basis; lunches will decrease from $2.92 to $2.70 per lunch. Breakfast will cost $1.39 per meal and snacks will be $0.69.