The Mansfield ISD School Board approved the budget for the 2020-21 school year.
The budget accounts for many aspects, including the full-day prekindergarten classes that will begin in the fall, a refresh of the district’s technology 1:1 initiative that gives each secondary student a device, and any uncertainties that may arise based upon how school will be implemented due to COVID-19.
Also as part of the budget, employees will receive a 1% raise at their pay grade’s midpoint. Employees on the teacher scale with 14 years of experience will receive an additional salary increase of $700, and those on the scale with 19 years of experience will receive an extra salary increase of $400.
“There are a lot of unknowns that made the budgeting process more challenging this year, and there were several meetings and discussions concerning this budget to ensure that everything aligns with our district’s Vision 2020 and Vision 2030 strategic goals,” said School Board President Karen Marcucci. “Our committee worked very hard to make very conservative estimations and decisions in order to pass a budget that would be best for the district.”
MISD’s 2020-21 general operating budget totals $318.8 million. Debt service is $72 million. The budget for student nutrition, which is not funded through local tax dollars, was approved for $17.7 million with no increase in student meal prices.
The tax rate is scheduled to go for approval at a future board meeting.
View more information about the 2020-21 budget here.