Friday, April 19, 2013
The changes, though, have also prompted a decrease in participation—especially among older students. Here is what the district is doing to combat the issue.
Joni Mansmann wants students to know: The district got no joy from having the salt shakers removed from the cafeterias at Canon-McMillan schools. It was one of those “have-to-do” things. Mansmann, the district’s director of business and finance, said that was just one change that needed to be made in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act reissue and the new regulations that came with it. While the grumbling over the loss of those salt shakers disturbed one graduating senior so much that she included the issue in her graduation speech last year, the district is trying to find a way to adapt to the new standards while still impressing the palates of students. While Mansmann said that a district’s food service is usually a revenue-…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Here are some folks who were recently lauded by the district and school board for their achievements.
Congrats to these Canon-McMillan all-stars, who were lauded by school directors and the district administration at this week’s board meeting.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Congrats to Joni Mansmann!
Congrats to Joni Mansmann, director of business and finance for the Canon-McMillan School District! She earned a Certificate of Enhanced Qualifications in the areas of human resources and materials management. This has earned her renewal as a Pennsylvania Registered School Business Administrator by the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. Mansmann has been employed by the district since 2007. In addition to her current position with the district, Mansmann serves as a member of the PASBO Membership Committee and Property Tax Referendum Committee. She is in her second year of service as the secretary for the Southwest School Business Officials Chapter. She has written multiple articles for PASBO …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Property taxes will rise by 1.59 mills with adoption of Canon-McMillan School District's 2012-13 budget, which is less than the 2.2-mill increase called for with the tentative budget.
While Canon-McMillan School District taxes are on the rise, the increase is not as much as previously anticipated. The school board plans to vote May 21 on raising the property tax by 1.59 mills as part of adopting a $62.6 million budget for 2012-13. The tentative budget, approved in April, called for a 2.2-mill increase. The new rate means the owner of property with a market value of $100,000 (assessed value of $25,000) can expect to pay $39.75 more at face value for the coming academic year. Joni Mansmann, district director of business and finance, presented a financial “snapshot report” to the board at its agenda meeting Monday. The report outlines factors leading to the tax increase, most notably Canon-McMillan’s contributions to the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Canon-McMillan school directors are expected to finally ratify its 2012-13 spending plan at next month's meeting.
Canon-McMillan school directors on Monday unanimosly approved a proposed final budget for the 2012-13 school year that includes a 2.2 mill tax increase. The budget is about $61.8 million for the 2012-13 school year. The current millage rate is 105.41. That means that a person whose home is assessed at $50,000 paid about $1,317 in school taxes this year. If a tax increase of 2.2 mills is finally approved next month, that means that same person would pay $1,345 next year. Joni Mansmann, district director of business and finance, told the board last week that despite a drawdown of about $250,000 from its fund balance from 2012, there is still a shortfall of about $530,000. She has recommended the tax increase over using a portion of the …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The board is poised to approve a proposed final budget next week that could include a 2.2 mill tax increase.
Canon-McMillan school directors are poised to approve a proposed final budget next week for the 2012-13 school year—a spending plan that could include a 2.2 mill tax increase. The budget is expected to be about $61.8 million for the 2012-13 school year. The current millage rate is 105.41. That means that a person whose home is assessed at $50,000 paid about $1,317 in school taxes this year. If a tax increase of 2.2 mills is approved, that means that same person would pay $1,345 next year. Joni Mansmann, district director of business and finance, told the board that despite a drawdown of about $250,000 from its fund balance from 2012, there is still a shortfall of about $530,000. She has recommended a tax increase over using a portion of …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tax hike, cuts, budget reserve funds might be options for balancing budget.
Joni Mansmann told the Canon-McMillan School Board on Monday that preliminary numbers show the district still has a $737,000 shortfall in its 2012-13 spending plan. That equates to a little more than 2 mills. The budget is expected to be about $61.7 million for the 2012-13 school year. The current millage rate is 105.41. That means that a person whose home is assessed at $50,000 paid about $1,317 in school taxes this year. “The forecast looks a little brighter than the preliminary budget passed in January,” she said, explaining the numbers given to the district by the Department of Education then would have meant a more than million-dollar shortfall. Mansmann, the district’s director of business and finance, said the new forecast was a …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Here's a roundup of Canon-McMillan School Board's meeting held Monday.
Canon-McMillan School Board President Darla Bowman-Monaco stopped Matt Harding mid-sentence during his report at Monday's meeting. "Tell this board how much you saved this district," she prompted, referring to a shift from Xerox to Vandyke for copier services. His answer? Around $100,000. That was just part of the positive news shared at the board's meeting Monday. After Harding, the district's director of support services, spoke, it was Joni Mansmann's turn to share some positive tidings. Mansmann, the district's director of business and finace, said that while she won't have a formal budget update until about mid-March, that she compiled a report that indicated that Canon-Mac is on target with revenues and expenditures as of this point …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
School board approves final parts of PlanCon.
Joni Mansmann once thought it would be a loss. “Then I learned we were due money,” said the director of business and finance for the Canon-McMillan School District. Mansmann on Monday told the school board a revisited PlanCon agreement with the state Department of Education for previous district projects is near completion and yielding reimbursements. To date, the district has received more than $26,000, Mansmann said. But between $300,000 and $400,000 may be reimbursed to the district through the final phases of PlanCon, school directors said. “It’s been a big undertaking, and I’m happy to say we’re almost at the finish line,” Mansmann said. PlanCon is a process that begins when a school district initiates a major construction …