At the March 13, 2017 School Board Discussion Meeting, the administration presented the first draft of the Base Budget for the 2017-18 School Year. The budget brings forward all programs currently offered to students only making changes in contractual obligations. The budget requires a millage increase of .54 mills of the .60 mills permitted under the Act 1 Index. Although exceptions to the Index were requested and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Base Budget does not require a millage increase to that extent. Of the .54 mill increase, .28 mills is for increased cost due to the PSERS rate increase for the retirement program required for all school district staff. The administration was given direction to look at possible decreases in costs and programming to bring the millage increase down to a lower level. The budget will be a discussion item at future Board meetings. A Proposed Budget will be presented for Board action at the April 18, 2017 meeting with action on a Final Budget at the May 22, 2017 meeting. Visit www.mtlsd.org/budget for more information.
School Board Budget Presentation (March 13, 2017)