MRH Board of Education Approves Additional Budget Cuts
The Board of Education has placed Proposition Y on the April 5, 2016, ballot to maintain the current level of programs and meet the needs of the growing enrollment. Prop Y calls for an additional $.55 operating tax levy per $100 of assessed valuation of property. Of this amount, $.45 will be dedicated to general operating expenses and the remaining $.10 will be dedicated to capital maintenance projects. If passed, Prop Y will annually generate approximately $1.1 million for the District’s operating budget and $240,000 to capital projects.
In the event Prop Y does not pass, the District will not be able to fill the additional 20 teaching/support staff positions needed to meet the needs of the growing enrollment. This will result in a significant increase in class sizes, impacting student achievement and the personalized public education for which MRH is known.
The District will also be forced to make additional cuts to maintain the fiscal health of the district. Working closely with the administration and staff, the Board has identified these additional cuts totaling nearly $1,000,000 to be implemented beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
|Budget cuts||Area(s) of impact|
Elimination of 10 additional positions including:
|Seed to Table and Farm to Table/Healthy Foods||
|Home Visits||Elimination of all Home Visits with teachers and families in all schools|
Reduction or elimination of:
|Athletics||Reduction or elimination of High School Sports|
Other operational cuts including:
Passage of Prop Y will allow the District to continue to meet the needs of the growing enrollment and maintain the many academic and extra-curricular programs that have been implemented with the support of our community to ensure our students’ academic achievement.
Learn more about Proposition Y:
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.