Dear Medina Community Members,
On April 18, 2017, the Medina Central School District Board of Education adopted the proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year in the amount of $36,620,794, which will be voted on by the community on May 16, 2017. This budget results in a 0.22% tax levy decrease, while maintaining all academic and extra-curricular programs, including modified sports, gifted and talented opportunities, and clubs. While there are staff reductions in this budget, with several retirements this year, all staff cuts will be accomplished through attrition.
Next year’s proposed budget also includes school bus purchases and includes them directly in the General Fund Budget. By purchasing directly from the budget, the district will save money on the purchase of these busses.
The budget was developed with the vision and mission of the Medina Central School District guiding all budgeting decisions. Additionally, the long range fiscal planning of our Board of Education has allowed the District to submit a budget that lowers the tax levy for the fifth consecutive year. We appreciate the hard work and expertise of these dedicated individuals. Our Board members have worked diligently with the administrative staff to create a budget that is fiscally responsible, and one that exemplifies excellence in education.
In addition to voting on the budget, there will be a second proposition on the ballot. There is a proposal to reduce the size of the Board of Education from nine members to seven members. If the proposition succeeds, the Board will be reduced to seven members in the 2018-19 school year. Regardless of the outcome of this proposition, three board members will be elected in this election.
Please remember to exercise your right to vote on our school budget between noon and 8:00 pm on May 16th at your District Office of the Medina Central School District.
Mark B. Kruzynski
Superintendent of Schools