School budget, board vote takes place Tuesday

School budget, board vote takes place Tuesday

She distributed to the board a list of 133 questions to ask at a special open board meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Davenport Schools Achievement Service Center, 1606 Brady St., Davenport.

Spending among the 34 districts in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties totals $2.46 billion for the coming school year.

School districts across state will hold annual budget votes and school board elections on Tuesday.

The preliminary budget includes $748,000 for additional pay to teachers if the board and the teachers union resolve the ongoing contract dispute, Business Manager Grant Palfey said.

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The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years.

The school board received 57 applications for the position from candidates representing 19 states.

In addition to the school budget in East Greenbush, voters will decide on the purchase of 10 new school buses, a new bus purchase reserve fund and elect four Board of Education members.

Districts need only a simple majority of votes cast Tuesday to approve the spending plans on the ballot, because none of them is looking to exceed the state's property tax limit.

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Voting in Montauk is from 2 to 8 p.m.at the school.

ROME - The two propositions on the ballot involve a proposed $117.9 million district budget for 2018-19, and an approximately $4.92 million energy-performance project for RFA and Staley.

In Bridgehampton, voters will be asked to approve a $16.3 million budget next week-with a almost 14 percent increase in spending-and the three Board of Education incumbents in Bridgehampton will be enjoying a free run to keep their seats on the seven-member board.

She's spent her first year familiarizing herself with the vast school system, which operates as a single district, and includes 256 schools, 36 public charter schools, 21,000 total staff members and 179,000 students. Charles Styler of North Sea and Michael Medio of Water Mill-both newcomers-will duke it out for a seat on the seven member board. Mitchell Lemaire, who had been a former board member, was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Kelly Flint in September. Three of the seats are for three-year terms. Additionally, the district has forecast a decrease in the tax rate from $11.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to $11.15 per $1,000.

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