School Budget Voting Taking Place Today

School Budget Voting Taking Place Today

School Budget Voting Taking Place Today

In addition to the budget passing, Proposition 2, which authorized the district to spend $675,000 from the technology replacement fund, was approved 1,107 to 340. Terms expire this year for Brownell as well as his fellow board members Camelia Sheridan and Patricia Stanton, neither of whom sought another term.

"But rather building a budget can sustain itself, and if possible, fund some of those reserves", Brucato said, giving an example of the capital reserve the district set up at the last year's vote.

The budget increases year-over-year spending by 4.16 percent - $441,910 - but only increases the district's property tax levy by 1.94 percent - $117,327 - bringing it to $6.2 million.

Proposition 2, to lease one 20-passenger school bus and one 66-passenger school bus for a maximum of four years at a total cost not to exceed $93,480 passed, 348-95.

"The annual cap in your community will seldom be exactly 2 percent", reads the "New York State's Property Tax: A Citizens Guide".

He was also asked to comment on the wide margin of voter approval of the budget. The school board winners were Glenn Nealis and Marrk Schneider, with 207 and 293 votes. Harmon Kent III received 94 votes, Monica Waite 195 and Ron Witkowski 81.

"In the past, sometimes when they've been late, we get it at the start of the next school year", Hansen said. James MacFadden was the only candidate for school board and got 110 votes.

A homeowner with a home assessed at $250,000 should see an increase in their tax bill of $47. Voters approved the budget, with 79 voting in favor and 19 voting against.

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The voters in two local districts, East Aurora and Maryvale, will have a tougher decision.

The Falconer Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $22,674,271 - a 17.07 percent increase from 200708. There is no word on when that vote will take place. Incumbent Trustee Barbara Pettersen and newcomer Cory Notrica ran unopposed for two seats on the Board of Education. Frederes inched out Cathleen Abers-Kimball, who garnered 208 votes.

Hinsdale residents have approved the district's budget every year the last 10 years, Ljungberg said.

Voters also approved establishing a capital reserve fund, with 588 voters supporting the measure and 135 opposed.

School Director Ken Wiltz said the personnel will need to be trained not to use what has been budgeted, but only what they need. Also when looking at vacation days during the second semester next year, students will get back the President's Day holiday on February 19, as well as an additional day over Easter (March 29-April 2) for a total of five days off for the holiday.

Franklin, the only school in our area that surpassed its budget cap, easily passed its budget, 128-36. It restricts school districts and municipalities to 2 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. Also approved were a series of four propositions including a now upcoming capital project as well as the purchase of buses, land and the removal of money from the district's transportation reserve and the establishment of a new transportation reserve.

The Sherman Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $9,998,333 -a 28.63 percent increase from 2007-08.

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