School bud­get votes to­day

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School bud­get votes will to­day across the state. The fol­low­ing is a brief look at lo­cal bud­get pro­pos­als.

Canas­tota Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

• The pro­posed 2018-2019 bud­get adopted by the Canas­tota Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $30.25 mil­lion, a 2 per­cent in­crease fromthe 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed tax levy in­crease to­tals $211,060 or 1.8 per­cent and would mean a $43 in­crease on a $100,000 home be­fore STAR.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - Au­tho­rize the Canas­tota Cen­tral School District to pur­chase and fi­nance three 65 pas­sen­ger busses and one 28 pas- sen­ger wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble bus not to ex­ceed the sumof $470,000.

• Propo­si­tion 3 - Au­tho­rize the Canas­tota Cen­tral School District to levy and col­lect an an­nual tax, year af­ter sep­a­rate and apart from the an­nual school district bud­get in the amount of $334,822 which will be paid to the Canas­tota Public Li­brary for sup­port and main­te­nance.

• Two seats on the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion are up for vote among three can­di­dates: Deborah New, Kathleen Niles and Ti­mothy Devine.

Cazen­ovia Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• The pro­posed 2018-2019 bud­get adopted by the Cazen­ovia Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $29.65 mil­lion, a 4 per­cent in­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a two per­cent tax levy in­crease that is greater than the -1.09 per­cent al­low­able un­der the New York state’s tax cap leg­is­la­tion and will re­quire ap­proval by more than 60 per­cent of vot­ers.

• The Cazen­voia Cen­tral School District said the levy in­crease is nec­es­sary due to $200,000 of tar­geted in­creases in health, safety

and se­cu­rity. In ad­di­tion, the school district will see an in­crease in em­ployee salaries, work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion, health in­sur­ance, and NYS Teachers’ Re­tire­ment costs.

• Foun­da­tion aid is up $126,092, but to­tal state aid is down $85,930 from last year.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - au­tho­rize to bor­row funds to pur­chase three 66-pas­sen­ger school busses and two 22-pas­sen­ger school busses at a max­i­mum cost of $421,223 over a five year pe­riod, with 63.3 per­cent be­ing re­funded by New York state.

• Propo­si­tion 3 - Au­tho­rize the levy of a li­brary tax to sup­port the Cazen­ovia Public Li­brary with $410,121 and the New Wood­stock Free Li­brary with $171,097 for a to­tal of $581,218.

Chit­te­nango Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Chit­te­nango Cen­tral School District is $39.27 mil­lion, a 3 per­cent in­crease from the 2018-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a 1.8 per­cent tax levy in­crease.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - au­tho­rize the Chit­te­nango Cen­tral School District to pur­chase five 71 pas­sen­ger school busses to­talling $560,000.

• Propo­si­tion 3 - au­tho­rize fund­ing for Sul­li­van Free Li­brary to­talling $544,889

Hamil­ton Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 8 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Hamil­ton Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $12.96 mil­lion, a 3 per­cent in­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a 2.8 per­cent tax levy in­crease.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - au­tho­rize the Hamil­ton Cen­tral School District to pur­chase two school buses not to ex­ceed $180,000.

• Propo­si­tion 3 - au­tho­rize the Hamil­ton Cen­tral School District to levy a tax in the amount of $132,535 and pay the trustees of the Hamil­ton Public li­brary for the sup­port and ba­sis of the li­brary.

• One Board of Ed­u­ca­tion seat is up for vote between Stephanie Fadale or G. Cory Du­c­los

Madison Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 8 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Madison Cen­tral School District is $9.95 mil­lion, a 1 per­cent de­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a two per­cent tax levy in­crease.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - au­tho­rize the Madison Cen­tral School District to pur­chase two 71 pas­sen­ger busses not to ex­ceed the cost of $226,620.84.

• Propo­si­tion 3 - Au­tho­rize the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion to ex­pend up to $100,000 for the re­con­struc­tion project at the main school build­ing with up to $100,000 of the cost to be ex­pended from the fund bal­ance.

• Two Board of Ed­u­ca­tion seats are up for vote between Jennifer Lavoie, Lau­rie Bono Zbock and Robert Hay­duke.

Mor­risville-Ea­ton Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Mor­risville-Ea­ton Cen­tral School District is $16.5 mil­lion, a 3 per­cent in­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a 3.99 per­cent tax levy in­crease.

• Propo­si­tion 2 - au­tho­rize the Mor­risville-Ea­ton Cen­tral School District to pur­chase three school buses at an es­ti­mated cost not to ex­ceed $342,213.

Oneida City School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Oneida City School District Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $46,550,725, a 5 per­cent in­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• Pro­posed in­crease in monthly school tax on $100,000 home - $4.97

• Pro­posed in­crease in monthly school tax with ba­sic STAR ex­emp­tion - $3.48

• Pro­posed in­crease in monthly school tax with en­hanced STAR ex­emp­tion - $1.65

• Other propo­si­tion: en­ter a five-year lease for five 70-seat pas­sen­ger school busses not to ex­ceed the es­ti­mated cost of $108,000.

• Two school­board seats cur­rently held by Hank Leo and Gail Whip­ple will be voted on at this year’s school district vote and Martin Kelly and James Maio have sub­mit­ted a pe­ti­tion to ap­pear on the bal­lot.

Stock­bridge Val­ley Cen­tral School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from 10a.m. to 8p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Stock­bridge Val­ley Cen­tral School District Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $10.95 mil­lion, a 6 per­cent in­crease fromthe 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a 1.96 per­cent tax levy in­crease.

• Four school board­seats cur­rently held by Herb Bin­gel, Lind­sey Cross, Bar­bary Reaves and Thomas Hollingsworth are up for vote.

Ver­non-Veron­aSher­rill School District

• Bud­get vote - Tues­day, May 15 from noon to 9 p.m.

• The pro­posed 20182019 bud­get adopted by the Ver­non-Verona-Sher­rill School District Board of Ed­u­ca­tion is $37.2 mil­lion, a 1.7 per­cent in­crease from the 2017-2018 bud­get.

• The pro­posed spend­ing plan will rely on a 2.76 per­cent tax levy in­crease.

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