Dolgeville Central School District is asking voters to approve a new budget after their initially proposed budget was voted against. The new budget includes a 5.9% property tax hike, as well as $400,000 in more cuts than the first budget. Residents were given the opportunity to weigh-in publically just one more time before a vote on the new budget on June 18th.
The proposal includes slashing staff positions. The roles that will be impacted include teachers, teachers assistants, counselors, coaches and administrative roles.
If this second budget gets voted down, the District will move into a contingency budget. Which means going below the current 2% property tax levy and will put limitations on where the District can spend money.
Eyewitness News reporter Ben Dennis has the story.