Voters across Central New York will get a chance to cast a ballot tomorrow on school budgets and several contested races for school board seats. Eyewitness News reporter Nicole Todd has a preview of the issues in some of the area’s largest school districts.
In the City of Utica, the proposed budget is more than 166 million dollars. That has no increase in the tax levy. There’s one five year seat open on the board with two candidates. There’s also a proposal of just over three quarters of a million dollars to fund the Utica Public Library.
In Rome, three candidates are running for the three, three year positions on the board.
Whitesboro is proposing a budget that is just under $65 million. Three people are seeking two seats that carry a three year term. There is also a proposition to buy five buses.
Camden has the fourth largest budget proposal in the area, at $51.7 million. Three candidates seek the two seats open for three years.
New Hartford’s budget proposal is for just over $50 million dollars. There are two candidates for one five year seat. There are two propositions for the purchase of busses and a capital project with a price tag of better than $12.6 million dollars.
Central Valley Academy has a budget in front of voters that is almost half a million dollars less than the current school budget. That brings a tax decrease. Six people are running for the three, three-year seats open on the board.
The largest tax increase is on the ballot is in Brookfield where the proposal is for a 6% increase.
Dolgeville’s budget calls for the cut of one full time and one part time position.
Polling times vary by school district. You should check your district’s website for times and polling place locations. Join us tomorrow night at 10 on WFXV Fox 33 and here on WUTR at 11 for school budget results.