10/31/17 – The Mayville School Board approved the 2017-18 district budget at their meeting on Monday. The $12.8-million-dollar document has a tax levy of $6.3-million dollars. Director of Business Services Ryan Nehmer says the mill rate of $11.04 per $1000 dollars of assessed value is $2.23 more than the previous year. The reason behind the increase is the $24.5-million-dollar referendum that was passed last spring to address maintenance issues at the elementary, middle and high schools. Superintendent Scott Sabel says the $200-dollar-per-pupil increase in categorical aid helped shape a sound budget. He says the district received $271-thousand dollars from the state and, with a decreasing tax levy and shrinking revenues, those dollars helped prevent a big shortfall. The budget as adopted includes a 1.26-pecent increase for teacher salaries, pending school board approval.