General Budget & Finance Information
Dates to remember
April 19 - 2016-17 budget adoption by the Board of Education
May 10, 7 p.m. - public hearing on the 2016-17 budget proposal
May 17, 12 noon to 8 p.m. - community vote on budget, high school gymnasium lobby
Budget-related Fact Sheets
Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Mayfield Board of Education and district and school leaders. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members. Visit this Web page throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process.
Budget survey tabulated
June 1, 2016
The results budget survey from the May 17 vote has been tabulated and compiled.Download or read it here.
May 2, 2016
2016-17 budget development gets a shot in the arm from end of GEA penalty from the state; Board of Education expected to adopt plan on April 19
April 7, 2016
The 2016-17 budget being developed by the administration and Board of Education got a surprise last week: since the state budget restored $184,798 in withheld state aid, the budget proposal now has a slight surplus of $62,000.
"The budget is as promising as it has been in a long time," said Superintendent Jon Peterson. "We have been able to not only preserve existing programs but expand and enhance others."
The $17,441,753 million proposal as it now stands would increase spending by $456,605 or 2.69 percent while decreasing the tax levy by 0.66 percent. That is the state's "tax levy limit cap," under an eight-step formula. The low rate of inflation has let to low tax levy limits in most area school districts. Read more here
Two candidates file petitions to seek seat being vacated by Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits
April 18, 2016
Voters will elect one Board of Education member to a five-year term during community voting on May 17.
Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits is not seeking re-election. His term expires on June 30.
Two candidates filed the necessary petitions by today's deadline to seek the seat. They are:
• Frederick Castiglione He may be contacted at 518-332-2980
• Jennifer Andrews-Leise She may be contacted at email@example.com
2016-17 budget presented to the Board of Education; spending plan includes a shortfall of $478,000
February 23, 2016
Superintendent Jon Peterson told the Board of Education that his team is working on ways to plug a more than $478,000 gap in the $17.7 million budget for the 2016-17 school year that he presented tonight.
The biggest emphasis has been on convincing the governor and local legislators to help restore the $184,798 in Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) funding that will still be withheld by the state during the coming school year. GEA is funding that, under the state formula, Mayfield should receive. In 2010, the state began the GEA program as a way of filling its budget deficit each year by reducing every school district’s funding. Read more here
Mon, Oct 31
Elem Halloween Parade; 1:30 pm, Parking circle, weather permitting
Wed, Nov 2
Jr/Sr HS Fall Band and Choir Concert; 6:30 pm, Auditorium
Thur, Nov 3
Jr/Sr HS Yearbook Photos (underclassmen re-takes); 6 am - 1 pm, Auditorium
Mon, Nov 7
Jr/Sr HS Yearbook Photos (Senior class re-takes); 6 am - 2 pm, Auditorium
Thur, Nov 10
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony; 6:30 pm, Auditorium
Fri, Nov 11
Veteran's Day; Schools Closed
Tues, Nov 15
Board of Education meeting; 7 pm, Upper Library (Executive Session 6:30 pm in District Office)
Wed, Nov 16
Turkey Trot; 2 pm, Elementary School
Sat, Nov 19
Annual Frostbite 5K; 8:30 am, Lower HS parking lot
Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25
Thanksgiving Recess for students and faculty; No Classes
Thur-Fri, Nov 24-25
Thanksgiving; Schools Closed