Budget Information

M-W residents approve 2019-20 budget, school vehicle purchase proposition and elect three board members

Residents of Monroe-Woodbury voted to approve the two propositions on the ballot May 21, including the $181.3 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year.

By a vote of 1,139 to 462, residents approved a $181,276,309 budget for 2019-2020 school year. This budget, which represents a spending increase of $4,683,172 or 2.65 percent, results in a tax levy increase of 2.57 percent, which is just under the tax cap. The budget maintains all current programs, staff and services, adds additional teaching positions and enhances the district’s safety initiatives with the addition of School Resource Officers in each school building and upgrades to classroom door lock systems.

District residents also approved a proposition that will allow Monroe-Woodbury CSD to purchase 11 new school vehicles with a vote of 1,116 to 488. More than 60 percent of the cost of the vehicles is covered by state aid.

In addition, residents voted to fill three seats on the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education. Three incumbents were re-elected: Staci McCleary with 1,124 votes; Suzanne Donahue with 957 votes; and Lorraine Carroll with 908 votes. Jeffery Reynolds received 614 votes and Kiesha Tillman received 418 votes.