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Budget History

2018-19 Budget 

Vote: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Budget total: $111.1 million
Tax Levy Increase: 3.10 percent 
Spending Increase: 3.6 percent
Estimated Tax Rate Increase: 1.90 percent 
Vote:  1,434 yes votes to 489 votes against


  • School Resource Officer assigned to Shaker High School
  • Mental health clinic in a district school building that will provide 24-hour/12-month access for enrolled students and families
  • Several programs and courses to further prepare students for college and careers in the 21st Century
  • 21st Century Performance and Fitness Educational Center to be created by re-purposing existing physical education space
  • Director of K-12 Teaching, Learning & Innovation who will work with building principals and K-12 district supervisors in the subject areas of English Language Arts, math, science, social studies and world languages

Proposition 2

  • Establishes a capital reserve fund to allow the district to set aside money for future construction projects.
  • 1,503 yes votes to 417 votes against
  • No impact on taxpayers

BOE Election:

Incumbent Sandy Pangburn re-elected 
Michelle Dischiavo elected

Read more about the 2018-19 budget.

2017-18 Budget

Vote: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Budget total: $107.2 million
Spending Increase: 1.8 percent
Tax Levy Increase: 2.47 percent
Tax Rate Increase: 0.94% or $0.24 per $1,000 of assessed value
Vote: 3,116 yes votes to 1,054 no votes, a margin of 75 percent

BOE Election:
One candidate re-elected:
Paula D’Orazio

Read more about the 2017-18 budget.

2016-17 Budget

Vote: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Budget total: $105.3 million
Spending Increase: 2.60 percent
Tax Levy Increase: 2.41 percent
Tax Rate Increase: 0.67 percent 
Vote: 1,270 yes votes in favor to 344 votes against


  • Staffing for special needs and English as a New Language students
  • Greater technology infusion, grades K-12 (Chromebooks, iPads and laptops)
  • The transfer of $3 million to the district’s capital fund to complete needed improvements in district school buildings. Click here for a full list.

BOE Election:

Two candidates re-elected
Mary Nardolillo
Ronald Von Dell

2015-16 Budget

Vote: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Budget total: $102.7 million
Spending Increase: 1.33 percent
Tax Levy Increase: 2.98 percent
Vote: 1,471 yes votes in favor to 379 votes against 


  • The implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in the fall of 2015.
  • The expansion of the English as a New Language program (as per state mandates).
  • The expansion of the fundamental Math and English Language Arts programs at Shaker Junior High School.
  • The transfer of $3 million to the district’s capital fund to complete needed improvements in district school buildings.

BOE Election: Two candidates re-elected
Linda Harrison
David Gaynor

2014-15 Budget

Vote: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Proposed budget: $101.3 million
Vote: 1,328 yes votes in favor to 566 votes against 
Spending Increase: 3.21 percent
Tax Levy Increase: 3.63 percent


  • Necessary maintenance and improvements to district buildings using transfer to capital funds
  • Continuation of the instructional coaching program at the elementary level
  • $75,000 instructional grant for technology in the classrooms
  • Additional programming at the high school, including Unified Biology 1 and 2, and University in the High School Physics
  • New 8th grade engineering program, Design and Drawing for Production

BOE Election: Three candidates elected
Pennie Grinnell
Patrick Masson
Avideh Sadaghiani