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School Board approves budget and sets 2013-14 tax rate
Posted 08/29/2013 03:11PM

Mansfield, TX – At the Tuesday, August 27 Mansfield ISD School Board Meeting, trustees unanimously voted to adopt the 2013-2014 Budget. The $236,067,409 general fund budget includes a 3 percent raise for all employees and an additional 115.5 positions to address secondary and elementary needs.

On the employee pay raise, MISD Superintendent, Dr. Jim Vaszauskas stated, “Our Board is committed to recruiting and retaining talented educators and staff members to work with our students. Our instructional and operational objectives can only be achieved with a dedicated staff. It is important that we provide competitive salaries to our employees."

Tax Rate Notification: Mansfield ISD 2013-14 Adopted Tax Rate is $1.5271 – $1.04 for the Maintenance and Operations Fund and $0.4871 for the Debt Service Fund.

“Due to MISD’s proactive measures with the outstanding debt, two refundings for bond issues were accomplished that enabled the district to drop the Interest and Sinking tax rate from $.50 to $.4871,” said Dr. Karen Wiesman, Associate Superintendent for Business Services.

The expenditures include:

  • 3% adjustment on the step matrix and a step increase for teachers
  • 3% increase for all staff on actual salary
  • An additional 115.5 positions included to address secondary planning periods and elementary growth positions

Other notable August 27, 2013 School Board Meeting highlights included:

Administrative New Hires/Promotions

Neta Alexander- Administrative Liaison/Special Services Department
   Previously a teacher at Perry Elementary in MISD

Ashley, Rita- Principal/Mary Lillard Intermediate School
   Previoulsy retired MISD principal

Walker, Jacob- Assistant Principal/Carol Holt Elementary School
   Previously a teacher in the Plano ISD

Mansfield ISD Receives U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Recognition
Mansfield ISD announced during the August 27 School Board Meeting it has received, for the first time, the 2013 ENERGY STAR Leader Improvement Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for improving energy efficiency by 20% across the entire school district. Since June of 2012 through June 2013, Mansfield ISD has saved over $1 million on its energy and utility costs

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