main content starts hereMohonasen budget, buses approved by voters

| May 19, 2015

Ryan, Young, McFarland elected to the board of education

On Tuesday, May 19, Mohonasen residents voted to approve the district’s 2015-2016 proposed budget by approximately 69 percent, with 1,217 voting in favor and 548 voting against it. The $48 million budget carries a 3.44 percent spending increase over the current year and a 2.13 percent increase in the tax levy.

The tax levy increase is at the state’s tax levy limit or “cap.” The limit is determined by a state formula and varies by district.

“I want to thank everyone who came out and voted. We are fortunate to be in a district where people recognize the value in education and their local schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring.

Voters also approved a $460,000 proposition to purchase two full size, 66-passenger school buses and four, 34-passenger buses, by approximately 71 percent, with 1,244 voting in favor and 512 voting against it.

Three candidates were also elected to the Mohonasen Board of Education; newcomers Patrick Ryan (866); Pamela Young (800); and Chad McFarland (776), defeated incumbents Gary Spadaro (738), Stacey MacTurk (565) and Tom Andriola (561) as well as newcomer Dan Garrow (461).