The AISD budget for the 2016-2017 school year has been approved.

The budget is just over $3 million from last year.  There were several cuts made to make room in the budget for pay raises for all employees.

The school board approved an initial $4.7 million compensation increase last month.  The increase is a minimum 2% raise with entry level positions getting an adjustment of $1 per hour.

Increases in health insurance are also planned.

There were some cuts in the budget to contracted work.

The district has around $3 million in capital project funds that will go towards designing a new elementary in southeast Amarillo.