During its April 12 meeting, the Mohonasen Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a proposed $56,500,000 budget for the 2021-22 school year.
District residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 18, to vote on the budget proposal that supports all academic programs and services for students, preserves current staffing levels at all schools and maintains the target class sizes for grades K-6.
The proposed budget would increase the tax levy by 1.1%, which is within the district’s “cap” for the 2021-22 school year. It also represents the lowest tax levy increase in more than a decade, and is among the lowest in Mohonasen’s history. As a result, a simple majority (50 percent plus one vote) will be needed for budget approval.
Also on May 18, voters will consider a $3.25 million capital project proposition for health and safety improvements, elect three members to the Board of Education and vote on a bus purchase proposition to replace six aging buses.
A public budget hearing and Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10 in the Mohonasen High School LGI. Additional information about the proposed budget will also be mailed home to district residents later this month.