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How did your school district vote on their budget?
17 May 2017, 01:03 | Vickie Mathis
City Schools budget with zero-percent increase in tax levy put before voters tomorrow
Terms expire this year for Brownell as well as his fellow board members Camelia Sheridan and Patricia Stanton, neither of whom sought another term.
In the Yorktown School District, voters approved the $98.17 million budget, 568-125, along with the establishment of a capital reserve fund, 585-107. The spending plan includes a projected tax levy of about $82.4 million, which is also a 0 percent increase. The board must approve a budget by the June 30 Pennsylvania Department of Education deadline. The budget increases the district's tax levy by $192,753, up 1.9 percent to $10.3 million - less than the NY state property tax cap for the district.
He was also asked to comment on the wide margin of voter approval of the budget.
Brian Villante, the school board president, was re-elected with 19 votes. Marcus received 992 votes, while Bresnihan garnered 966.
In other business, Bodamer gave a presentation on Community Eligibility Provision funding that will provide free lunches to every student in the school district next year.
Newcomer Cassie Miller-Kristel was elected to the school board, defeating incumbent Kevin Capobianco, 192-111. The tax levy, or the amount to be raised by property taxes, will be $4,715,842, or a.98 percent increase, and the tax rate per $1,000 assessed value is $17.18. They selected incumbent Board of Education member Vincent Cancemi with 872 votes, according to unofficial ballot numbers provided by the district. They are slated to vote on the budget at that meeting.
In Sidney, the budget got 138 yes votes with 26 opposed. Mauger tallied 541 votes as Jasen garnered 442.
The Fredonia Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $31,818,588-a 20.67 percent increase from 2007-08. The two people running for school board got the two seats: Amanda Finch with 143 votes and Marisa Orezzoli with 142. Voters also approved the establishment and initial funding of a capital improvements reserve fund, with 388 voting in favor and 134 voting against.
If adopted by the school board, the budget will maintain a tax rate of 39.2522 mills. 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. The budget will be $36,620,794, a 2.42 percent increase. The budget, 98-23; library, 107-14; Bus purchase, 89-32; establish capital reserve for construction, 98-22 and establish capital reserve for vehicles, 90-29.
The 2017-18 school calendar totals 144 days of classroom time, with the first day of classes as August 21, 2017, and the final day May 17, 2018. The budget increased.41 percent to $24,500,000. Voters approved the budget, with 113 voting in favor and 41 voting against.
The district had two buses needing unexpected engine repairs, costing about $8,100. A proposition to purchase a school bus passed 385-90.
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