ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud Area School District approved their 2015-2016 budget on Thursday night.

The budget includes $126.7 million in operating expenses. In comparison, the revised 2014-2015 budgets had $120.8 million in operating costs.

Operating expenses included $7.2 million for transportation, $4.7 million for operating capital and $1.3 million for health and safety.

The overall budget, including food services, community services, building construction, debt service and health insurance, totals $185 million for 2015-2016. In 2014-2015 the overall budget was $178.9 million.