Schenectady school budget: What you are voting on

New Yorkers To Vote Tuesday On School Budgets

At the board's April meeting, district business manager Dan Bush estimated the plan for the new school was over budget by approximately $1.3 million.

Bodamer said the average taxpayer pays $1,068 in school real estate taxes, which would continue if the preliminary budget is passed by the board at the June 26 meeting. With those modifications, the gap between the $22 million voters approved and what the new school plans are now estimated at has closed to within $400,000, according to district administrator Charles Pursell. Voters also approved the purchase of a 65-passenger school bus at a maximum cost of $118,172, with 75 voting in favor and 41 voting against.

School Board President Kevin Pattinson said his fear was if the district decreased that line item and there was influx of new students at the beginning of the school year "does that then leave administration short on that end?" Heather Welch received 694 votes; Alan Barone drew 67.

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

"I think it did", he said.

Tuesday's vote, plus the recent resignation of another longtime school board trustee and a decision by one other to not seek re-election, means a majority of newcomers will guide the district in the coming school year.

A public hearing on the budget was held on May 3 at Howell Middle School North.

William Keppler, Arlene Pawlaczyk and David Sevenski won three-year terms on the board of education with 329, 299 and 292 votes respectively. "If they did that, we could have elections in November", Ross said. The building will also be organized to more easily divide public spaces - gyms and main offices, for example - from classroom areas.

Zelich said the district will continue to face budget increases because of annual salary, health insurance and pension increases. He was followed by Hoffman with 1,466, Blais at 1,248 and Jennyfer Gleason, the race's fourth candidate, with 934 votes.

The Panama Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $13,739,877 - a 15.39 percent increase from 2007-08.

In Downsville, the budget passed 85-19, and school board member Brian LaTourette kept his seat with 97 votes.

The Medina Board of Education will now have two less members. Their budget is a 2.1 percent increase from previous year to $13,532,000. He said this year's budget has been amended to reflect the shortfalls.

"The vote says a lot, especially when you realize we just came off the land vote that some people characterize as the community not having confidence in the school district", he said.

Cheers rang out at tabulation centers in each of Putnam's six school districts Tuesday night when results of 2017-18 school budgets were announced.

The article includes salaries and benefits for 10 teachers, 14 educational technicians, a special education director and a part time secretary, along with supplies, equipment and services.

A "respite" room model - which provides struggling students with a single, small-size classroom and access to social workers and content-area teachers - now located at the high school and one middle school grows under the proposal.

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