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2020-2021 Budget Information

District Facing $1.3 Million Budget Shortfall 
As discussed at the Mars Area School Board Finance Meeting on Nov. 10, 2020, Mars Area School District is facing a projected $1.3 million deficit, as a result of increased enrollment in cyber-charter schools that are unaffiliated with the District. As part of the 2021-2022 General Fund Budget process, Mars Area School Board will be considering options to fund the estimated shortfall. 
The follow documents offer supplemental information regarding the District's current budget. Specific questions regarding any of the information may be directed to Jill Swaney, Business Manager, at (724) 625-1518, ext. 1509, or

General Fund Budget 

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).


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.