footballreportersonline.com


Local

Madison Voters Approve Budget at Referendum

Share
School Board: Budget projections show deficit spending

District voters also approved a library agreement, 161-20. The tax levy is up 3 percent but within the state limit.

The Library Budget significantly exceeds the tax cap.

Additionally, voters approved the district's budget of about $77.12 million by a margin of 630 to 133.

Randall Snell (288 votes) and Sarah Barnes (262) were elected to three-year school board seats.

Voters also approved the establishment of two capital reserve funds - one for $1.6 million for future building projects and one for $650,000 for future school bus purchases.

People across NY state headed to the polls to vote on their school district's budget Tuesday.

The average tax levy increase of 30 school districts in the region is 1.5 percent, according to a Post-Star analysis.

"I do appreciate what we are doing here, and I wish we'd done it five years ago", she said.

The district's $73.5 million 2017-18 spending plan passed by a vote of 774-445. "We are especially grateful to all the Scarsdale community organizations who support our efforts and allow the School District to continue the great work of educating Scarsdale's students".

Dr. Chris Baldwin, superintendent of Macon County Schools, has said his elementary schools are already at capacity and smaller class size requirements will put additional strain on Macon's facilities.

Districts like Liverpool tell NewsChannel9 that they will balance the budget with fund balance dollars, but that it is not a sustainable measure. The total budget of $153,590,765 is 2.15% higher than the previous year, but also includes reserve funds to temper the increase. Voters approved it with 73 percent in favor.

The School Board voted 6-1 to adopt the budget following Monday's meeting of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center board.

Douglas Galli, Sweet Home's current board president, did not seek re-election.

The fact the district is able to maintain services means there will be minimal impact for parents of students who attend the district schools, Briggs added.

Schalmont schools had one of the tightest budgets in the area, cutting $800,000 in programs and drawing on another $800,000 in reserves. Since 2012 - the year districts had to start abiding by a property tax cap law limiting tax levy growth - the passage rate has climbed to 97 percent. After considering boosting taxes to preserve more spending or reduce the use of reserves, the school board chose to keep the tax increase within its cap.

District residents approved Dansville's $34,020,648 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year.

In addition, the board approved the hiring of Rebecca DelPrince, school psychologist, effective July 1, at a salary of $51,500, with the cost shared with Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems.

A full report of the budget vote outcomes and election results will appear in the May 24 edition of The Amherst Bee.

Fodor, who provides in-house counsel for Iroquois Group, said she is pleased to be elected and is looking forward to serving the school district.

She said her experience as a parent to young children will set her apart from other board members.

The new budget will support the projected enrollment of 895 students as well as 116 district employees and a contracted dentist, physician and athletic trainer.

Share