School Board holds budget hearing

New Yorkers To Vote Tuesday On School Budgets

Every school district in the region covered by the Press-Republican is offering a 2017-18 budget today that meets the state tax cap.

When school budget is defeated, the school board may decide submit a revised (or, more rarely, unrevised) budget for a second vote, or adopt an austerity budget.

Amscan's share of the 6.46 percent tax levy increase is 5.10 percent, bringing the share to be paid by the average homeowner in Chester down to 1.36 percent - at or below levels from four years ago. The spending plan includes a projected tax levy of about $82.4 million, which is also a 0 percent increase. Heather Welch received 694 votes; Alan Barone drew 67.

The spending plan is a 1.62 percent spending increase from the 2016-17 budget. The school board winners were Glenn Nealis and Marrk Schneider, with 207 and 293 votes.

The Fayetteville Free Library referendum failed- 1,600 voted "no" while 1,091 voted "yes".

"We're not increasing taxes for '17-'18, but we're able to increase our programming significantly in our schools, which is a very proud feat for the Board of Education and administration", Brucato said at the budget adoption meeting. However, voters will be asked in a separate proposition to allow the district to replenish the fund with end-of-year surpluses for four more years, finishing out the fund's 10-year term.

However, Ljungberg said he doesn't feel the budget defeat Tuesday was due to the increases, calling the proposal very conservative.

In neighboring Peekskill, residents approved the budget, 525-186, and elected two newcomers to the Board of Education, Branwen MacDonald (443) and Samuel North (387), who outlasted current board Vice President Richard Sullivan (269) and Anabeli Gonzales Pomalaya (217).

The budget passed 2,453 to 746.




The budget vote also secured approval for the purchase of 22 of new school buses at a cost not to exceed $2.25 million.

The budget carries a tax levy increase of 2.74 percent.

A public hearing on the amended budget will take place before the board's regular meeting on June 21. After $9 million from the fund was put toward the improvement project this year, the fund was left depleted.

Unadilla Valley's budget and buses votes passes 206-59 and 213-51, respectively, and the thee school board seats went to Victoria Gregory, Charles Jenison and Kimberly Murray, with 185, 173 and 124 votes, respectively.

In Brewster, the tally was 762-356 while a supplemental proposition for school bus purchases was also OK'd by a tally of 776-342.

The Randolph Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $20,294,455 - a 19.20 percent increase from 2007-08.

People need to understand that the state tax cap, enacted in 2012, is not a straight 2 percent.

Lisa Levett was re-elected to her spot on the board of education with 182 votes and Jason ReQua was voted in with 176 votes to fill the open seat.

Levesque told residents at the district budget meeting that she technically is retired and only an interim superintendent, but has been doing the job of high school and junior high school principal as well, without health care benefits from the district.

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