COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night is slated to vote on a final $255-million budget that maintains programs and employee salaries.
Nearly 85%, or $198.8 million, of the budget consists of employee salaries and benefits.
The two categories of employees, however, for a second year will not receive cost-of-living increases, according to budget documents.
Teacher, supervisor and administrator salaries are budgeted at nearly $102.7 million, and $43.7 million has been allocated for classified employees, a category that includes instructional aides, nurses and nutrition service workers.
Employee benefits make up about 22% of the budget, and although employees began contributing toward their benefits last year, district costs have increased.