2018 budget exit survey results available

A total of 321 community members completed the exit survey at the community budget vote on May 15. Check out the results of the survey: Exit Poll Highlights: May 15, 2018 The budget exit surveys were distributed by high school Participation in Government students in Matt Kirwan’s class during the vote day. They were tabulated …

Thank You, Scotia-Glenville!

The Scotia-Glenville community today approved the: $55.989 million 2018-19 budget: 1,480 YES votes and 493 NO votes (75% to 25%). Spending increase of 4.84 percent and projected tax increase of 3.36 percent. That translates to an estimated $119.23 per year of $9.94 per month tax increase for a home assessed at $160,000. $14 million capital …

Board of Education adopts 2018-19 school budget

The Board of Education has adopted a $55.98 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that closes a $1.3 million budget gap and adds a high school mental health program. The proposal would raise the tax levy by 3.36 percent, slightly less than the state-provided tax levy cap of 3.46 percent. The budget would increase …

State approves budget, S-G to get an additional 1.9 percent

 Approved state budget increases education funding nearly $1 billion, adds reporting requirement for schools New York lawmakers have approved a state budget for 2018-19 that increases education funding by nearly $1 billion. The enacted state budget provides information about state aid levels to school districts as they finalize their own spending plans for the coming …

Superintendent outlines possible program reductions

Saying that she doesn’t want to propose cuts to programs, Superintendent Susan Swartz is also faced with the daunting task of filling a now $339,000 shortfall and balancing the 2018-19 budget. Developing the 2018-19 budget has become more complicated since the first budget draft was presented on February 12, a draft that included a $1.3 …

More details released about the May 15 capital project vote

Matthew Monaghan, an architect at SEIdesigngroup, reviewed more specifics of the $14 million May 15 capital project at last night’s Board of Education meeting. Here is his presentation and a more detailed version given to board members. As the board heard at the last meeting, the capital project will have a minimal impact on school …

Advocate for Scotia-Glenville with your state legislators

There are several ways – telephone, email or mail – that you can use to contact your state legislators about the needs of local school districts. While most legislators are aware of the struggles facing schools, they always want to hear from community members. Here is how you can contact your local legislators: ▪ Assemblywoman …

Interested in running for the Board of Education?

Two seats on the Board of Education are up for election in the May 15 community vote. They are now held by Thomas Beauchamp and Gary Normington. To run for office, download this form and collect signatures from 22 qualified voters in the Scotia-Glenville School District. The completed nominating petitions are due back to the Business …