The Uintah School District announced Thursday that they are seeking approval from the Uintah School Board to take money from the district’s general fund balance to cover some of the critical needs that would have been covered by Proposition 4 if it had passed. The request will be made by District Business Administrator Scott Ruppe during the November 13th school board business meeting. The District explains that: “If the school board approves Ruppe’s request, he will draft a revised budget for the current fiscal year. The revised budget would be presented to the board for approval during its business meeting that is currently scheduled for December 11th…The revised budget the board will be presented with is expected to include salary increases for the district’s certified and classified employees, as well as funding for counselors and additional school resource officers. It will not include money to cover the elimination or reduction of school fees. The general fund balance is the district’s savings account for its maintenance and operations (M&O) needs. Using money from this savings account to fund ongoing expenses such as employee salaries and contracts for additional school resource officers will only be sustainable for an estimated five to 10 years based on the current fund balance and projected ongoing expenses.” The school board business meetings are open to the public.