FRANKFORT — The Frankfort-Schuyler Board of Education expects to review a tentative budget for 2018-19 before the end of March and approve a proposed budget during an April 10 meeting.

Dates for developing a budget for the next fiscal year were included in a budget calendar the board adopted during a meeting last week.

The board also discussed enrollment figures.

School Superintendent Robert Reina reported that, as of December, district enrollment was down by six students. He said the numbers are constantly changing. A total of 29 students from outside the district are attending school at Frankfort-Schuyler, he said. Five are children of employees and three have attended Frankfort-Schuyler schools for years and have continued here after their families moved out of the district.

Five nonresident applications were denied based on criteria the board set for nonresident students. The second- and fourth-grade classes are especially large and adding students would require an increase in staffing, Reina said. One of the criteria for accepting nonresident students is that no staffing increase would be required, so some applications had to be denied for that reason.

Board member Jack Bono asked about the increase in the number of special education students and the impact on the budget. He was told the cost would depend on the services each child requires.

Statewide, schools have an average 13 percent of students with disabilities, Reina said. The percentage at Frankfort-Schyler jumped to 16 percent with some 22 students with disabilities transferring into the district since July 1, 2017. These are the children of families who have moved into the district.

The budget calendar calls for Reina and School Business Administrator Kacey Sheppard-Thibault to meet with administrators and heads of various departments during January and February and present proposed budgets for the various departments to the board of education.