Mansfield ISD Trustees Approve 2016-17 Budget,
Tax Rate Remains the Same
he Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees adopted the
budget for the 2016-17 school year.
“I am excited about this budget because it is
student driven. Our board is committed to giving
parents more choices and our students more
opportunities,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim
Vaszauskas. “We’re excited about the STEM
Academy opening in 2017-2018 and beginning
orchestra for our students. It’s also important that
we maintain competitive salaries for our teachers
Some of the highlights of the approved
• New instructional coaches to support
advanced academics, gifted and talented
instruction, literacy and early childhood
The 2016-17 budget for general operating totals
$277.4 million. Debt service is $55.8 million. The
budget for student nutrition, which is not funded
through local tax dollars, was also approved for
• A new orchestra program for the district.
• An academic associate principal who will
spend the year planning for the STEM
Academy that will open in 2017-18.
• Planning for an early college high school
with the goal of having MISD students
graduate with an associate degree.
• A 2 percent raise for teachers,
paraprofessionals and auxiliary staff
based on the midpoint of the applicable
• A technology plan of $3.4 million.
• Auxiliary and paraprofessional equity/
“It’s important to show our community that we
are being fiscally responsible with the resources
we receive,” said School Board President Raul
Gonzalez. “Taxes were not raised, and that’s
something we’re proud of.”
The tax rate was unanimously approved by the
MISD school board at the regular meeting on
Tuesday, Aug. 23.
“I am excited about this budget
because it is student driven. Our
board is committed to giving
parents more choice and our
students more opportunities.”
- Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas
10 Mansfield School & Family
The Board also approved to keep the 2016-17
tax rate at $1.51 per $100 of taxable property
value. $1.04 of the tax rate is for maintenance and
operations; 47 cents is for the debt service.
“It’s important to show our
community that we are being
fiscally responsible with the
resources we receive.”
- School Board President Raul Gonzalez