Dolgeville Central School District put forth a new budget proposal of $19 million. This budget includes a 5.9% property tax hike, a change from the original proposal of an 11% property tax hike during the initial budget vote.
This plan will also have cuts that reflect the initial plan. There will be additional staff cuts, on top of the 19.5 position cuts outlined in the first budget proposal. The new budget proposal includes $450,000 more in cuts. Staff members on the chopping block will be notified on May 31st.
A public hearing is scheduled for June 11th at 6pm in the High School auditorium. The budget vote is on June 18th.
Since the budget goes over the 2% property tax cap, 60% of the public needs to vote ‘yes’ in order for this budget to pass. If the budget fails again, the District will move to a contingency budget, which will limit what the district can spend money on.
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