The Recovery School District’s budget is getting smaller as it gets out of the business of running schools in New Orleans.

The state-run district is planning to spend much less next year than it did five years ago. Total costs have decreased by about 57 percent from the $493 million spent in the 2009-10 fiscal year.

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will review the RSD’s proposed $214 million budget for 2014-15 on Tuesday. Board members plan to adopt the budget in August.

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