MCPS seeks comment on 2010-2011 budgets Tuesday

2010-06-06T22:20:00Z MCPS seeks comment on 2010-2011 budgets TuesdayBy the Missoulian
June 06, 2010 10:20 pm  • 

The Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Business Building to hear comment on the proposed 2010-2011 elementary and secondary (high school) budgets.

Currently, the district is anticipating an elementary budget of $30,855,561 and a high school budget of $26,873,007. This reflects an increase in the elementary budget of $918,817 and in the high school budget of $159,358.

The district recently settled one-year contracts with its teachers’ union and classified employee union. As part of those settlements, employees represented by the unions will receive a wage increase of one-half (.5) percent (on their base salary) beginning July 1, 2010. In addition, the district will pay an additional $50 a month for health insurance per eligible employee beginning in July 2010 for employees in the two unions.

The proposed 2010-2011 budgets include $205,500 to support salary increases for employees and $541,000 to cover the district’s increasing contribution toward employee health insurance premiums.

The proposed budgets include reductions in travel, building maintenance, supplies and central services. The high school budget specifically includes a reduction of eight FTE (full-time equivalent positions) due to declining student enrollment. Some of those reductions were made when employees retired or resigned, and their positions were not filled.

For more information on the budgets, contact Pat McHugh, executive director of business and operations, at 728-2400, ext. 3020.

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