New York School Districts Brace for Budget Votes


District Superintendent Joseph Graves said funding for the salary agreement will be covered by the percentage increase in state funding, plus funds from a one-time state reimbursement package.

The East Quogue School District will be asking taxpayers to vote on a proposed $25.1 million operating budget for the 2018-19 school year, which will increase the tax levy by roughly 2.7 percent. The District's auditors found no moderate or serious problems with financial compliance requirements and said the district's budgetary statements represent an accurate picture.

The next Cody School District budget comes with options for more spending, and school board trustees are already taking advantage.

In addition to selecting a new board member, voters will also be asked to approve a proposed $1.54 million 2018-19 budget, which is down 9.6 percent from the current year.

The Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in a closed session to consider labor matters and whether to expel certain students.

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.

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During an Operations Work Group meeting, board members agreed not to pursue a proposed change to board policy that would have given the board president the ability to deny or alter requests for district information made by other board members. They also are looking for ways to keep better the food served in schools.

A board committee has approved a rate of 64.41 mills for the 2018 tax year, a 1-mill reduction from the 2017's school district millage. The board can still adjust the numbers when it adopts a final budget on June 18. "We have no business closing any schools right now, but especially a school with some of the highest numbers of low SES (socio-economic status) and minority students in the district".

Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Waverly High School gym.

Q: The millage rate dedicated to schools makes up a majority of Paulding County's property tax bill.

A schedule for five followup meetings to take place in schools around the district will be released in the coming days. In 2015, Pacific West Communities, which specializes in building charter schools and affordable housing, approached city staff with an unsolicited plan to buy the land and assemble it with other adjacent, privately owned parcels to build a charter school for Aspire.

Factoring in this loss of wages brings the average pay bump down to just.56% of an increase.