Capital Project hearing
There will be a public presentation on the $12.8 million capital project proposal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, in the Middle School Cafeteria. The community votes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at the B-wing gymnasium at the high school.
There will be no impact on the tax levy because of this project. The district retires debt every year and this would replace that retiring debt.
This capital project includes new furnaces and roofs, replacing lead water lines and public address systems and a host of other upgrades at all six school buildings as well as other locations.
2021-22 Budget Hearing
There will also be a 7 p.m. public hearing on the 2021-22 school budget. The community votes from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at the B-wing gymnasium at the high school.
Thanks to a nearly $600,000 boost in state aid, the tax impact on the proposed 2021-22 budget has dropped to 0.13% – the state’s maximum tax levy amount for Scotia-Glenville.
“We are very pleased we were able to provide a budget proposal that is at the state’s maximum tax levy cap, provides student services and programs and included minimal reductions,” said Superintendent Susan Swartz.
Before the board adopted the budget, Swartz had proposed not replacing two retiring teachers in kindergarten and grade 2 at Glendaal because of lower enrollment. Those reductions remain in the budget. All other parts of the academic program were left in place.
The community will consider the proposed 2021-22 budget during voting from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 in the B-wing gym at the high school.
At the 0.13% tax levy increase level, a home with a typical assessment of $160,000 would see an approximate annual tax increase of $4.94, or 41 cents per month.