Thank You, Scotia-Glenville!

Thank you, Scotia-Glenville! The $59.1 million 2021-22 S-G school budget was approved today by a vote of 741 to 203, a margin of 78.5% to 21.5%. The $493,000 bus purchase proposal was approved by a vote of 740-204, a margin of 78.4 to 21.6% The $12.8 million capital project was approved by a vote of …

Capital project and budget hearing set for Wednesday, May 5

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 …

Board of Education receives budget update; projected tax levy increase dropped to 0.13

Thanks to a boost in state aid, the Board of Education heard last night that the projected tax increase for the $59.1 million budget proposal will be at the state’s maximum tax levy cap for S-G of 0.13%. That figure is lower than the 2.02% tax levy increase the board had been considering when board …

Board of Education approves budget for 2021-22; calls for a 2.02% tax levy increase

Spending plan exceeds the state’s maximum for S-G of 0.13%; will require 60 percent approval by the community The Board of Education, on March 29, adopted a $59.127 million budget or “spending cap” for the 2021-22 school year, a spending increase of 1.66% from the current school year. The tax levy would increase by 2.02% …

Board of Education reviews proposed reductions in 2021-22 budget

Superintendent Susan Swartz, in what she called Tier 1 reductions, proposed on March 15 not replacing two retiring teachers – at kindergarten and grade 2 at Glendaal – to create a $200,000 reduction in the proposed 2021-22 budget. She explained that Glendaal is slated to have 28 incoming kindergarten students this fall. Glen-Worden will have …

Board of Education begins budget deliberations

The Board of Education on Monday began discussing specifics in the budget, mostly things that they are not willing to live without. The biggest item was mental health in anticipation of students, many of them virtual, returning to school in the fall. “I think mental health has to be number one on our list,” said …

Board of Education to consider overriding state tax levy cap for the 2021-22 budget

With a very small state tax levy cap increase of 0.13%, the Board of Education is considering exceeding the state cap. The cap means that the 8-step state formula to determine the tax levy cap will allow S-G to increase spending by $40,310 in the 2021-22 school year. “This is an extremely small increase allowed …

$12.8 million capital project going to the voters in May 2021

Every building would see improvements; there would be no tax impact from the project The Board of Education is considering a capital proposal that would make many improvements for things that won’t be noticed – things like roofs, furnaces and public address systems – but are still important for the continued health of the buildings. …

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 …

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