Thursday, 23 May, 2019

School Votes Tuesday: Hours and Locations

Waterloo school board receives donated internet service Area voters to decide school budgets, board seats
Deanna Wagner | 15 May, 2018, 22:34

In the Troy City School District, voters will decide upon a $111,893,389 budget, with a tax levy of $36, 832,473.

In other news, Ethan Fick of D'Huy Engineering, the Dallas Intermediate School construction project manager, presented board members with white hard hats with the Dallas logo on the front for an upcoming groundbreaking ceremony on May 24.

The election Tuesday is from noon-8 the middle school, in Room 111. The board can still adjust the numbers when it adopts a final budget on June 18.

This is an expansion of an effort that started in the fall of 2016 with sixth-graders and added seventh-graders last fall. The largest source of budget revenue is state financial aid, at more than $37 million.

The three closures are expected to save between $2.5 to $3 million total in the overall budget, according to Clark.

The district's tax rate is $11.81 per $1,000 of assessed value. The candidates are: Melinda Leising, Donna Durr Arancio and Samuel Catterson.

Monday's meeting will be at 7 the district administration building.

The Quogue School District will ask voters to pick between two candidates fighting for a seat on the board: incumbent Hector Joseph Silva, who filled a vacant seat left by the resignation of Dr. Anael Alston in 2016, and newcomer Timothy Carbone.

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The budget is for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The Tioga Central School District's budget, which was also detailed by district officials earlier this month, features a tax increase as well - albeit a minute one - of 0.38 percent, which is the state tax cap for the district.

Voting will be from 2 to 8 the Wainscott School. District voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $21.2 million budget.

The district's cost is the one-time purchase of 300 hotspot devices to enable the internet connections. The district has to go to a contingency budget if voters reject a proposed budget a second time.

Newsday's annual survey of district spending plans found wide disparities in approach from one community to another. Each seat carries a three-year term.

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.

The school district is also seeking of four 66-passenger vehicles, including two diesel-powered buses and two gasoline-powered buses.

The proposal, which would result in a 1.5 percent millage increase for taxpayers living in the district, failed to pass muster during a May 7 work session.