The districtwide budget development process is collaborative, involving many stakeholders. The process, led by the executive director of business services, includes the collaboration of school personnel, the superintendent and the school board.
The budget reflects the labor, materials and resources required to fulfill our strategic goals and objectives. The budget serves as an operational plan, stated in financial terms, for carrying out the mission of the school district.
- Why does the school district face an annual budget shortfall?
- Does the school district have the right to increase the tax levy beyond the state-imposed revenue limit?
- If enrollment declines, don't costs decrease as well?
- Can the school district increase student fees to cover the annual deficit?
- Could the school district use fund reserves to balance the budget?
- The district’s tax levy has increased longitudinally over the past six years. Why is this?
- How does the Joint Finance Committee’s Funding Plan affect the 2021-2022 MTSD Budget?
- Can the school district use referendum funds on items other than those specifically approved by a majority of voters in April 2020?
- Why do we charge student fees?
- MTSD is a public school district. Why aren't school fees accounted for in the local tax levy?
- What is the "school resource fee?"
- Chromebooks are provided/required by the District for some grade levels. So why is there a fee associated with them?
- What if a family cannot pay their student fees?