The board of education unanimously approved the fiscal year 2019 budget Monday night, following the second and final public hearing at the monthly meeting. The first hearing was held during the May 7 board meeting. The general fund has been set at $47,766,471 and this year’s budget is an increase of $2,314,087 from the FY18 budget. As continues to be the case, the majority of the budget is the 86.39 percent allotted to employee salaries and benefits. The 2018 budget is based on an anticipated tax digest of $20.8 million, if the millage rate is maintained at 15.778, according to Director of Finance Jamie Ulrich.