Medina will propose school budget with no tax increase

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 March 2018 at 8:03 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: A Mustang banner is displayed outside Medina High School.

MEDINA – The Medina Board of Education has adopted a $37,565,842 school budget that doesn’t include a tax increase in 2018-19.

The board approved the spending plan on Tuesday. It will go before voters on May 15.

The budget increases spending by $945,049 or 2.6 percent from the $36,620,793 budget for 2017-18.

The tax levy, however, will remain the same at $8,641,861. This is the seventh straight year Medina has either reduced taxes or held them in check, and the 10th out of the past 11 years, said Mark Kruzynski, the district superintendent.

Medina is proposing to eliminate 6.5 teaching positions and 2 buildings and grounds staff, due to retirement or resignation, he said.

The district will maintain all of its existing programs with the budget proposed for 2018-19, Kruzynski said.

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