New York School Districts Brace for Budget Votes

Waterloo school board receives donated internet service

Waterloo school board receives donated internet service

According to the most recent budget proposal, introduced last week, Muskegon Schools is considering getting rid of four high school teachers, two middle school teachers, some administrative staff, three youth safety advocates and tutors that are not required by law.

The capital project calls for several energy-efficiency improvements in all buildings; safety and security upgrades; mechanical upgrades in all buildings; a new multi-purpose turf athletic field and a pool renovation at the high school/middle school complex; and technology-related upgrades for educational facilities.

The district is in contract to purchase the property at 50 Narrow Lane, near the high school, for almost $2.3 million from John Pace Jr. and Donna Marie Pace.

The Dallas School Board on Monday proposed a $38.6 million preliminary budget with a 1.5 percent increase in the property tax rate.

With final approval of the budget, about $97 million would be in the general fund. The largest source of budget revenue is state financial aid, at more than $37 million.

The next school board meeting is planned for 7 p.m. June 18 in the administration building. Today's voting will take place in the district office at 109 Washington St.

In New Rochelle, the budget will need at least 60 percent of voters to approve the spending plan in order to pass.

Elwood, like many districts, made a decision to hold the tax increase in 2018-19 substantially below the cap limit.

In Montauk, incumbent School Board member Lee White, the father of two Montauk School students, who works in property management, does appraisals and also works at the Harvest restaurant, is running unopposed for a second five-year term on the board. The candidates are: Melinda Leising, Donna Durr Arancio and Samuel Catterson.

The Champaign Unit 4 School District Board of Education would like to thank the organizers of the North Champaign Academy for submitting proposal for a new charter school for consideration.

District residents can vote on the proposed budget at the schoolhouse at 7:30 p.m.

Voters in some other districts will also weigh in on various propositions. He served as a principal in the district as well as in Richland School District 2 in Columbia.

In cutting 1 mill off the tax rate in 2017, the school district said it would save taxpayers around $1.9 million.

The tax levy increase is 3.11 percent, which is below the mandated tax cap.

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