Open Mansfield

The Town of Mansfield is committed to honest budgeting, responsible spending and financial transparency. In this spirit, Mansfield has partnered with OpenGov to provide residents and stakeholders with the financial transparency portal Open Mansfield. The portal is designed to bring visibility, openness, and accountability to our operations.

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Open Mansfield provides you the opportunity to view, filter and analyze revenue and expense financial data for Mansfield. You can even download the data in MS Excel for offline analysis.

Open Mansfield provides access to the financial data for the Mansfield Town Government, the Mansfield Board of Education, Regional School District #19 (E.O. Smith High School), the Eastern Highlands Health District, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Mansfield Discovery Depot. Financial data on day-to-day costs, funding sources, capital projects and debt is available for these agencies.


All Questions

General

  1. How are my tax dollars spent?
  2. Where does the money come from to pay for Mansfield’s expenses?
  3. How much money does Mansfield receive from the state and federal governments?

Town:

  1. Where is the Town Government money spent?
  2. What expenses does the Town Government pay for?
  3. How much does Town Government spend on salaries?
  4. How much does Town Government spend on overtime?
  5. How much does Town Government spend on employee benefits?
  6. How much does Town Government spend on Public Safety?
  7. How much does Town Government spend on Professional & Technical Services?
  8. What projects are included in the Capital Projects Fund?
  9. How much has been spent on the Four Corners Sewer Project?
  10. How is the Town Budget process progressing?

 

Board of Education (Middle & Elementary Schools)

  1. What is the cost of Mansfield Schools (pK-8) by program?
  2. What is the cost of Mansfield Schools (pK-8) by expense?
  3. How much does the Mansfield Schools (pK-8) spend on salaries?
  4. How much does the Mansfield Schools (pK-8) spend on benefits?
  5. How is the Mansfield School budget process progressing?
  6. What is included in the Mansfield Superintendent’s proposed budget?

 

Region 19 (E.O. Smith High School)

  1. What is the cost of the E.O. Smith High School programs?
  2. What is the cost of E.O. Smith High School by expense?
  3. How much does E.O. Smith spend on salaries?
  4. How much does E.O. Smith spend on employee benefits?
  5. How is the E.O. Smith budget process progressing?
  6. What is included in the Region 19 Superintendent’s proposed budget?

 

Eastern Highlands Health District:

  1. What are the costs of the Eastern Highlands Health District?
  2. Where does the funding come from for the Health District?

 

Mansfield Downtown Partnership:

  1. What are the costs of the Mansfield Downtown Partnership?
  2. Where does the funding come from for the Downtown Partnership?


FAQ

Open Mansfield provides access to the financial data for the Mansfield Town Government, the Mansfield Board of Education, Regional School District #19 (E.O. Smith High School), the Eastern Highlands Health District, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Mansfield Discovery Depot. Financial data on day-to-day costs, funding sources, capital projects and debt is available for these agencies.
To focus on specific data — like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination — use the menu on the left side panel. The “By” drop-down allows you to specify which breakdown you want the graphs and table rows to represent on the graph. You can analyze the expense and revenues data by fund, department, or type.
Yes. Use the Data Filter on the left side panel to make specific selections within the data. The Data Filter shows you the hierarchical relationships of Funds, Departments, and Account Types. You'll notice the title of the graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data of most interest to you.
Hover over any area of the graph to see the actual or budgeted amounts for that period. Or, just scroll down to see a table with detailed information.
In the upper right hand corner, you will see options for the different graphs and tables. There are five graph types overall: an area graph, an area graph by percentage, a line graph, a pie graph, and a bar chart. There is also always a table view below any chart or graph. The table allows you to zoom-in on the detailed financial data selected in the chart or graph above.
In reviewing multiple years of data, you may see "spikes" in the individual years; this can be due to unexpected expenses, such as a hard winter, equipment failure, a capital project, or a specific event that required additional funds. You can drill-down into our OpenGov site to learn more about what exactly those expense or revenues are categorized.
Yes, there are Share and Download buttons in the upper right corner. You can share any view on a social network or by email. There are also options to download the displayed data in .csv spreadsheet and .png image formats.

Help Guide

Here are some general tips on how to use Open Mansfield:

General information about Mansfield's budgets:

Open Mansfield includes multiple agencies and reports financial data using fund accounting. A fund is a self-balancing set of accounts, segregated for specific purposes. The funds for the Mansfield agencies are accessed from Filtered By – Funds as follows:


Have a Question?

Read the Help Guide or view the FAQ. If you still need help or have a question, send an email to OpenMansfield@MansfieldCT.org.


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