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Why did operating expenditures (general fund + misc operating funds) increase from $46.3 million in 2015 to $57.4 million in 2019? Significant variances are summarized below:
Salaries up $5.3 million or 17.6%
Pension contributions up $1.1 million or 22.5%
Health insurance and other benefits up $200 thousand or 4%
Keeping the buildings open and operating up $600 thousand or 62.7%
Special instruction related costs up $400 thousand or 25.9%
Professional, technical and other services up $1.5 million or 69.5%
Equipment up $300 thousand or 192%. Note this amount does not include equipment spending out of the Permanent Improvement fund.
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