Four candidates seeking three Board of Education seats during June 9 voting

Four candidates are seeking three Board of Education seats at the June 9 vote. The seats each carry three-year terms and are unpaid. Candidates will be in this order on the ballot. All members of the community will vote by absentee ballot this year; there will be no in-person voting. Kimberly A. Boucher Furnish, of …

Board of Education adopts $58.1 million budget for the 2020-21 school year

The Board of Education on Monday, March 23, unanimously adopted a budget for the 2020-21 school year that totals $58,160,883, a 2.12% increase over the current school budget. The spending plan carries a 2.66% tax levy increase, slightly below the 2.67% maximum tax levy for Scotia-Glenville set by the state using an eight-step formula. The …

Superintendent proposes nearly $465,000 in reductions; no impact on current programs

Superintendent Susan Swartz recommended nearly $465,000 in budget reductions that involved shuffling administrators and combining grade 1 sections at Glendaal Elementary next year with no changes to the current academic program or layoffs. The Board of Education accepted her recommendations. The next Board of Education meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 23 at …

Board of Education opts against exceeding maximum 2.67% state tax levy cap

The Board of Education has unanimously agreed to keep the 2020-21 school tax levy increase to 2.67% or less, as mandated by state law. “I am hopeful that you will stay at or below the cap,” Superintendent Susan Swartz said to the Board of Education during the budget presentation Monday night. “That will mean that …

State legislators adopt 2019-20 budget

Approved state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, enacts permanent property tax levy limit New York lawmakers have approved a state budget for 2019-20 that increases education funding by just over $1 billion and makes permanent the state’s property tax levy limit law, or tax cap. The newly approved $175 billion state budget calls …

Board of Education adopts $56.95 million budget; still hopes to bring tax increase down

The Board of Education on Monday night unanimously (7-0) approved a $56.95 million spending plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget is a $966,044 or 1.73 percent spending increase over this school year’s $55.99 million budget. As adopted, the budget would increase the tax levy by 2.91 percent. That is slightly below the state’s …

Budget update: spending plan will include elementary mental health and guidance services

Superintendent Susan Swartz on Monday presented a revised draft of the budget to the Board of Education that doesn’t change the bottom line but adds two new programs: mental health services and guidance services for elementary students. The first expands the program added this year to provide mental health services to high school and middle …

BOE members discuss their hopes for 2019-20 budget; support adding elementary mental health services

Board of Education members began their work session on Monday discussing their hopes (if money were no object) and the parts of the budget that should definitely stay in place. With little debate, the board members determined that beginning a mental health program for elementary students, to compliment the one in place for high school …

Carry forward budget for 2019-20 presented by superintendent; situation looks better than past years

A year ago, in presenting the carry forward budget for the current 2018-19 school year, Superintendent Susan Swartz noted that the gap between expected costs and revenue was $1.3 million. That kind of gap has become common at many school districts in these years of state property tax caps and limited state aid increases. The …

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