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District residents will vote on the proposed school budget for 2017-18 on Tuesday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The proposed budget, which maintains all current programs and services, totals $92.2 million, an increase of 2.25% from last year.

The proposed tax levy increase is 3.7%, which is consistent with the New York State property tax cap of 3.7%, requiring a simple majority to pass the budget.

In addition to the school budget, voters will decide on two school bus propositions, a $39 million capital project to address aging infrastructure and elect three Board of Education members.
 

2017-18 Budget Vote and Board Election Ballot

Proposition 1: School Budget

  • Proposed school budget of $92.2 million
  • Tax levy increase of 3.7%, which is consistent with the state tax cap of 3.7%
  • Maintains all programs and services

Proposition 2: Bus Purchase from Reserve Fund

  • Two 66-passenger buses, four 28-passenger buses and two 22-passenger buses
  • Purchased from voter-approved reserve fund so there is no impact to taxpayers
  • New York State will reimburse the District for 60.2% of eligible costs

Proposition 3: Bus Purchase from Bond

  • Two 66-passenger buses
  • First bond payment would be made in 2018-19
  • New York State will reimburse the District for 60.2% of eligible costs

Proposition 4: Capital Project – Priority 1.1 ($17,206,812)

  • Classroom Modernization (STEM), Safety and Fire Systems, Roofs

Proposition 5: Capital Project – Priority 1.2 ($16,946,944)

  • Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry

Proposition 6: Capital Project – Priority 1.3 ($5,642,286)

  • Parking Lots, Turf Field (includes field, track and improved lighting)

Board of Education Election

  • Three Board of Education seats are available
  • Candidates would serve three-year terms on the Board of Education

Voting Information

The Budget Vote and Board Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Polling places include Bell Top Elementary School, Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School, Green Meadow Elementary School, and Goff Middle School. Click here for more information.
 

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