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School Board Approves 2014-2015 Budget

The School District of Milton’s Board of Education met on Oct. 27, 2014 and approved the District’s 2014-2015 annual budget.  The 2014-2015 approved budget notes a 3.9% decrease in the tax levy and a 7% decrease in the mill rate for District taxpayers, while continuing to add staff and services recommended by the District’s staff and administrative team.  Highlights of the approved 2014-2015 budget include:

Tax Levy and Mill Rate Decrease

-The District Tax Levy decreased $530,994 (-3.9%).

-Mill Rate is down $.64 cents (rounded) from $9.13 per $1,000 of assessed value to $8.50 per $1,000 of equalized value (-7.0%).

-State Equalized Aid, the District’s main source of revenue, is certified at $19,653,454. 

This is an increase of $772,372 over 2013-2014.

Investments in Students and Staff Increase

The 2014-2015 budget also includes the following investments in students and staff designed to improve the educational experience:

-The addition of a full-time Kindergarten teacher to maintain lower class sizes.

-The addition of a full-time Social Worker to serve as a resource for students and families.

-The addition of new iPads as part of the District’s 1:1 technology program.

-Additional financial support for two support staff positions, one at the high school and one in business services.

-Additional financial support for high school athletics, including the new boys’ hockey program, event supervision, and coaching.

District Administrator Tim Schigur commented on the approval of the budget, stating “I wish to express my gratitude for the support of our Finance Committee members, the Board of Education, and District staff, who put together a fiscally responsible budget that significantly reduces the tax burden on District families while continuing to invest in our students and staff in our on-going effort to improve the educational experience in Milton”.



           Milton Youth Coalition to Distribute Halloween Bags to K-3 District Students

The Milton Youth Coalition and Milton Middle School Unity Team are pleased to announce that they will be distributing Halloween bags to elementary school students on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in all four of the District’s elementary schools.

The bags will display the Milton Youth Coalition’s anti-bullying message of “Living the Milton Way - Safe in our Schools, Safe in our Community”.  The nearly 1,100 bags are environmentally friendly and can also serve as reusable grocery tote bags for families after Halloween.

Milton Youth Coalition Co-Chairs, Anissa Welch and Tim Schigur, feel the distribution of the Halloween bags will be a fun way to spread the Milton Youth Coalition’s anti-bullying message  to young students and families throughout the community and create awareness about the importance of anti-bullying efforts.




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