Since the announcement of the closure of the Clinton Power Station, the amount of funding in the Clinton School district budget that comes from Exelon has been highlighted maybe more than ever before.
With nearly half the budget for Clinton Schools made up of Exelon tax dollars, those figures are generally agreed to by both sides. The agreements in recent years have not come to fruition and therefore the amount of dollars the district gets are very fluid.
According to Superintendent Curt Nettles, those negotiations are stalled as they have been in years past.
Nettles indicates the district will receive the dollars for what the plant is worth, however there is the possibility they will have to repay money back based on several factors.
While the Exelon situation is fluid, the state situation might be more fluid than what it appears. Nettles has said he is apprehensive the state will follow through on their commitment to fully fund education, and notes for now, they are budgeting like education will be fully funded.
Nettles says the last fiscal year ended about where they thought they would. He says this upcoming budget looks pretty good and has the district in the black.