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Budget Information

The Mars Area School District Business Office oversees the District's finances, investment and budgeting. For more information regarding Mars Area School District's current and upcoming General Fund Budget, click on the following links:
The budget consists of salaries and benefits as well as instructional, maintenance, transportation, debt service and operational costs. The District's fiscal year is from July 1 through June 30. A copy of the budget is available via the link above or upon request at the District Administration Office (545 Route 228; Mars, Pa. 16046).

Budget Highlights

On May 8, Mars Area School Board approved Mars Area School District's tentative 2018-2019 General Fund Budget. The following is a letter to the community from Dr. Wesley Shipley, superintendent, addressing the proposed budget: 

The following is a link to a Financial Information Overview (originally presented by the District on April 10), which has been updated to  and reflect the actual figures in the Board-approved tentative 2018-2019 General Fund Budget:

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the tentative 2018-2019 Mars Area School District General Fund Budget, approved by Mars Area School Board on May 8, 2018, are available at the following link:


Questions or comments regarding the budget and/or District finances may be submitted to Mars Area School Board via e-mail at; the District's online form ( or at any public Board meeting.