Midland School Board Approves $28.2 Million Budget

The Midland Park Board of Education approved a comprehensive budget of $28.2 million for the 2023-2024 school year in a public meeting on May 2, 2023.

The budget highlights included $25.3 million dedicated to general expenses, $443,275 for capital outlay, and $880,489 to support special schools. An additional amount of $420,000 was allocated from the Capital Reserve for specific projects such as classroom ceiling and lighting replacements, renovations to the art room, and the guidance office at the high school. Furthermore, the budget also accommodated the replacement of the concrete floor in the maintenance building.

The board resolution confirmed the general fund tax levy of $22,834,226 to support current general expenses and $931,150 for debt service.

Alongside fiscal discussions, Superintendent Dr. Marie Cirasella presented four Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) investigation cases, all of which were affirmed by the board.

The meeting’s student representative, Declan Feehan, provided a snapshot of student life and school culture, highlighting upcoming cultural and wellness events such as the Madrigal Show, Horticulture’s annual plant sale, and the commemoration of May as Wellness Month, during which numerous events like assemblies, homework-free weekends, and no-technology days were organized.

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