April 13, 2021 Budget Update: Business Director Robert Geletko presented the Draft Proposed Final Budget at the April 12, 2021 School Board meeting. The proposed 2021-2022 Budget is $108,191,805 and includes a .80 mill increase and use of $1.5 million from the Fund Balance. The millage increase translates into a $20 a month tax increase on a home assessed at $300,000. There were some significant changes from the last draft of the budget as revenue numbers from the state and federal government have firmed up.
The budget process will continue as we look for further refinements. The Board will vote on the Final 2021-2022 Budget at the May 24 School Board meeting.
Watch the April 12, 2021 Budget presentation video above.
Budget Forum Presentation: On March 10, 2021, Business Director Rob Geletko presented an in-depth look at the nuances of the 2021-2022 budget to better help our community understand the District's budget process and projections. The presentation also discusses how the pandemic has significantly affected the budget. A video is available above to watch and a PDF of the presentation is available below.
Update: At the March 8, 2021 School Board Discussion meeting, Business Director Robert Geletko gave an overview of the base budget projections for 2021-2022 Budget. Watch the video clip above.
MTLSD Budget Forum March 10, 2021
An MTLSD Budget Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please join Business Director Rob Geletko for a comprehensive review of all aspects of the 2021-2022 MTLSD Budget.
January 20, 2021 Update: The School Board approved the Budget Opt-Out Resolution at the January 19 School Board meeting.
January 11, 2021 Update: At the January 11, 2021 School Board meeting, Business Director Rob Geletko presented an overview of the preliminary budget budget for the 2021-2022 school year. Also discussed was the the Budget Opt-Out resolution that the District will not seek referendum exceptions beyond the Act 1 Index, which the Board will vote on at the January 19, School Board meeting. The resolution states:
Accelerated Budget Opt-Out Resolution – The District must approve a Budget Resolution to meet the statutory requirements of the Act 1 Timeline in January at least 110 days prior to the Primary Election. The Act 1 Index for the 2021-2022 School Year is 3.5%, equating to .8676 mills. This Opt-Out Resolution certifies that the revenue sources, including our fund balance, will be sufficient to balance the final budget in May by an amount less than or equal to the Act 1 Index. Preliminary projections confirm the Boards ability to balance the budget within these current parameters adequately. The Superintendent recommends approval of this resolution.
Business Director Rob Geletko presented the findings of the 2019-2020 Audit Report at the November 16 School Board meeting. The video presentation is posted below.
Budget 2021-2022 Timeline
March 8, 2021 - Board Discussion and Review Budget
March 10, 2021 - Budget Forum 7:00 pm
March 15, 2021 - Continued Board Discussion and Review
- April 12, 2021 - Continued Board Discussion and Review
- April 19, 2021 - Adoption of Proposed Final Budget
- May 24, 2021 - Adoption of Final Budget