The Block Island School expects to end the school year slightly in the red.
As of May 31, the projected deficit was $30,739, six-tenths of one percent of the $5.1 million school budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The latest projection, given to the School Committee at its June 17 meeting, was up from the April 30 projection of $7,640 but down from the March 31 projection of $35,028.
Superintendent Michael Convery explained that a major component of the deficit is the unbudgeted cost of cleaning up a leak of heating oil
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