York School budget proposes 0.22 percent tax levy increase

York School budget proposes 0.22 percent tax levy increase

Voters in the Mamaroneck and Rye Neck school districts will be deciding budgets for the 2018-19 school year Tuesday.

However, during the meeting, Musto reiterated his statement from the work session that the 1.5 percent increase, which would raise the millage rate to 13.6338, would "satisfy the financial obligations the district has at this time". The proposed budget is $1.5 million.

Stephenson has been the Board's student representative for two years.

The capital project calls for several energy-efficiency improvements in all buildings; safety and security upgrades; mechanical upgrades in all buildings; a new multi-purpose turf athletic field and a pool renovation at the high school/middle school complex; and technology-related upgrades for educational facilities.

The Board of Education Monday will accept a donation from Sprint of 300 lines of cellular internet service when it meets at 6 p.m.in the Education Service Center, 1516 Washington St.

The tax levy increase is 3.11 percent, which is below the mandated tax cap.

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Instead, they welcome the challenge of governing districts with budgets in the millions of dollars, or, as they phrase it more modestly, it's a way of giving back. Last month, even suggesting it may need to close school buildings.

Tuckahoe residents can cast their votes from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.in the Tuckahoe School library.

The Mayor's office, Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education have decided a new inter-local agreement would be the best way to ensure long-term funding for the initiatives. Heather Soroka, now serves as vice president of the school board and is seeking a second term on the Board of Education. President Kenneth Cooke, who served on the board for nine years, and board member Ginny Chuchin, who will be finishing up her first three-year term, are not seeking reelection.

Voting on the Shelter Island School District's $11.7 million budget takes place tomorrow.

The caps limit annual increases in local school property taxes under a formula based largely on the inflation rate, and districts that keep within those boundaries have found it to be a sure path to success with voters.

Capsules previewing Tuesday's school budget voting throughout the area that appeared in Sunday's issue of the Times contained an error.

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