main content starts hereBudget & Finance

2018-19 Budget Process

Budget vote: Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Budget Development Timeline

Preliminary proposed 2018-19 spending plan may eliminate up to 12 positions, keeps tax levy at limit (March 28, 2018)

District faces $900,000 gap as board gets first look at budget picture (Jan. 26, 2018)

Governor unveils executive budget, school aid proposals (Jan. 25, 2018)

Mohonasen’s 2017-2018 budget: $50,940,000

  • Program Budget 2017-18: $37,219,637 (73.07%)
    The Program Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2017-18: $8,343,765 (16.38%)
    The Capital Budget includes: Debt service on buildings; bus purchases; tax certiorari and court-ordered costs; and operations and maintenance costs including custodial staff.
  • Administration Budget 2017-18: $5,376,598 (10.55%)
    The Administrative Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all professional members who spend 50 percent or more of their time in administration and supervision. Also included are: clerical staff; public information; curriculum development and supervision; research, planning and evaluation; legal services; and school board-related costs.

Spending increase: 5.32 percent*
Tax Levy increase: 2.83 percent

Budget vote: Tuesday, May 17, 2017. Passed with 1,030 yes votes and 421 no votes, a margin of 71 percent

Bus proposition: $560,000 to purchase five full-size, 66-passenger buses.
Bus vote: 1,041 yes votes, 405 no votes

Voters elected two Board of Education members: Robert Piccirillo (770 votes) and Deborah Escobar (669 votes)

*Approximately $1.3 million of the increase – or about half – is due to an increase in debt service payments on the capital project that included construction of the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen and the new transportation facility. The $1.3 million capital project cost is partially offset by additional state building aid and a transfer of funds from the district’s debt service account, which is money that the district has saved exclusively to pay debt for facilities improvement. The remainder comes from local taxes and makes up about 0.81 percent of the proposed tax levy increase.

Budget Statement and Associated Materials

Budget Issues & Fact Sheets

Click on the links below to learn more about the major budget issues affecting our schools.

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