Mohonasen still trimming
Mohonasen Central School District officials are still trying to come up with cuts to reduce their budget proposal by about $400,000 and keep the tax increase within the state-imposed cap.
The Mohonasen budget presentation from March 18 is available below.
Maintaining the current programs and staff would result in an increase of more than $3.5 million over this year’s roughly $44 million budget. The district has factored in cuts based on impending retirements and other expected reductions and arrived at a $46.4 million budget.
However, the district is receiving additional revenue, including a $600,000 School District Improvement grant, about $250,000 in additional state aid and will tap into reserves to bring the gap down to $1.3 million.
To get below the district’s tax levy cap of 4.21 percent would require cutting another $370,000 by eliminating almost six full-time-equivalent staff positions.
A full article on the Mohonasen budget process is available HERE
Potential budget cuts will be presented at the board’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. April 8 at Mohonasen High School. Adoption of a budget plan is expected April 23 for the May 21 district vote.
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